The 3M Company has announced a recall of 10,000 Filtrete room air purifiers. The ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves 3M air purifiers branded Filtrete. The air purifiers are white, made of plastic and plug into the wall. They measure about 19 inches tall by 8 inches wide with a 13 inch tall by 4.5 inch wide air filter. They have a two-speed fan knob with Filtrete embossed on the top.
The two recalled Filtrete air purifier models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L. The products' serial numbers begin with E, F, G, H, I or J and the model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the product.
The Ultra Quiet model air purifiers included in this recall were sold at Ace Hardware, Bi-Mart, Do It Best, Fred Meyer, Handy Hardware Wholesale, Nuthouse, Orchard Supply, Orgill Bros., Petco, Rite Aid, Strosniders, Theisen Farm & Home, True Value Hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and others from November 2008 through January 2013.
The Maximum Allergen model air purifiers were sold only at Lowe's Home Improvement stores from October 2012 through January 2013.
Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifier and contact 3M to obtain a prepaid shipping box to return the product free a charge. A free replacement will be sent in return.
For more information on this recall, contact the 3M Company toll-free at 800-388-3458.