3M Recalls Filtrete Room Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
Name of Product: Filtrete™ room air purifiers
Hazard: The ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire
Consumer Contact: 3M Company; at (800) 388-3458 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday, or online at www.filtrete.com/roomairpurifiers and
click on the link FAP00-RS recall for more information.
Units: About 10,000
Description: 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 models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen,
number FAP00-L, which was sold only at Lowe's stores. 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.
Incidents/Injuries: 3M has received two incident reports: one of an air
purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter
catching fire. No injuries or property damage reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifier and
contact 3M to obtain a prepaid shipping box to return the product for a free
Sold at: Ultra Quiet 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. Maximum Allergen sold only at Lowe's stores.
The FAP00-RS model was sold from November 2008 through January 2013, and the
FAP00-L model was sold from October 2012 through January 2013, both for about
Importer: 3M Company, of St. Paul, Minn.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
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