Lasko Products, Inc. has recalled 4.8 million box fans in Massachusetts and across the country after receiving seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire.
No injuries have been reported, but the fires resulted in extensive property damage.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the defective product posed a hazard due to an electrical failure in the fan’s motor.
The defective units have “Galaxy” and “Lasko” printed on the front of the fan. They were sold nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for $12 to $15. The defective fans were sold at a number of mass merchandisers. Click here to visit Lasko’s website for the model numbers of the defective fans.
The West Chester, Pennsylvania company said consumers should stop using the product and call (877) 445-1314 for a free replacement fused plug safety adapter.