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Air Movers Recalled by EDIC Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–June 19, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Air movers/blowers

Units: About 53,000

Manufacturer: EDIC, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The air mover/blower’s internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: EDIC is aware of four incidents involving fires that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in homes and other buildings. “Aqua Dri” is printed on the top of some of the air movers. Model “3004AD” or model “3004ADxxx” (with additional letters) is printed on the serial number plate on the back of the units. Model numbers with “N” are not included in this recall. The air movers’ plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep and has a 25-foot yellow electrical cord.

Sold to: Flood remediation contractors and other service professionals nationwide from January 2003 through September 2011 for between $160 and $285.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Users should immediately stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact EDIC for a free repair kit to be installed by users.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 289-8720 between 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by fax at (323) 667-0144, by email at [email protected]“>[email protected] or visit the firm’s website at www.EDIC-USA.com

Picture of recalled air mover/blower

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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