Venmar Ventilation Expands Recall of Air Exchangers that Pose Fire Hazard

Venmar Ventilation Expands Recall of Air Exchangers that Pose Fire Hazard
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November 13, 2014

Venmar Ventilation is expanding a recall for air exchangers after continued reports of fire and property damage caused by an overheating motor.

In total, the company has received 30 incident reports, 25 of which took place in Canada. All incidents resulted in fires and more than $1.1 million in property damage.

About 315,000 additional air exchangers in the United States and Canada are affected by this latest recall. About 77,500 were previously recalled in March 2007, December 2007 and June 2011.

Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using their air exchangers. Consumers should contact Venmar Ventilation to request a free inspection and repair by a Venmar field technician.

The recall affects air exchangers with and without heat recovery sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. Air exchangers with heat recovery included in this recall were manufactured from January 2002 through May 2008 and have brand and model information written on a silver or black label on the outside panel. Air exchangers without heat recovery included in this recall were manufactured from January 2002 through July 2009 and have brand and model information printed on the unit's rating plate or imprinted on the side of the unit.

A full list of affected brand names and numbers can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

The air exchangers with heat recovery were sold atheating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 2002 through May 2008 for between $700 and $2,500. Air exchangers without heat recovery were sold at heating, plumbing, and building supply distributors nationwide from January 2002 through July 2009 for between $350 and $850.

For more information Venmar Ventilation can be contacted at (866) 441-4645.