Air Movers Posing a Hazard Recalled After Four Reports of Fire

about 2,800 air movers are included in the recall

Air Movers Posing a Hazard Recalled After Four Reports of Fire
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March 10, 2014

what's being recalled?

Packaging Tape Inc. is recalling approximately 2,800 air movers/blowers. The air mover's thermal switch can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in commercial and residential buildings. The air movers' molded plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches deep by 16.5 inches wide and has a 25-foot yellow electrical cord. The recalled air movers have an on/off switch located on the left side of the front of the unit.

Identifying information

Models OPS-2500-CF and OPS-2500-CFR are black and model OPS-2200Y-CF is yellow. The model number is available on the sales invoice. The logo and phone number are printed on a white label with green lettering on the front of the unit and on a silver or yellow label on the back of the unit.

Packaging Tape is aware of eight reports of incidents involving these air movers/blowers, including four reports of fire, one of which was associated with about $225,000 reported in property damage.

where could i buy them?

The recalled air movers/blowers were sold at Packaging Tape warehouses in Wisconsin and online from February 2008 through December 2010.

next steps

Consumers should stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Packaging Tape to receive a full refund.

For more on this recall, contact Packaging Tape toll-free at 855-800-1091.