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Servpro Recalls Notus Air Movers Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 26, 2012.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Notus air movers/blowers

Units: About 24,000

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: Servpro has received four reports of overheating incidents with the recalled air movers/blowers. Three of the incidents resulted in property damage, including a fire at a home in San Diego, Calif. that caused $475,000 in damage.

Description: This recall involves commercial air movers/blowers used to dry flooring, walls and furniture in homes and other buildings. The air movers’ green plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep. The air movers have a 25-foot yellow electrical cord.

Sold to: Servpro’s independently-owned franchises nationwide from April 2004 through August 2010 for between $200 and $230.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Users should immediately stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Servpro for a free repair kit to be installed by users. Servpro is directly contacting franchises that purchased the air movers.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Carey Cooper at Servpro at (800) 543-5362 or email the firm at [email protected]“>[email protected]. Franchisees can also visit the firm’s intranet for more information.

Picture of recalled air mover

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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