Box fans recalled due to fire hazard

Lasko Products, Inc. of West Chester, PA is recalling about 4.8 million of its box fans manufactured in the United States.

Lasko reports that a potential electrical failure in the fan’s motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.  The company says that it has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire, which resulted in extensive property damage.  However, there have been no reports of injuries.

The recalled box fans were sold through mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

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