Box fans that were sold nationwide are being recalled because they could cause a fire, according to news reports.
Lasko Products Inc. is recalling 4.8 million box fans because of a faulty fan motor that could cause a fire, the company announced Thursday.
Lasko said the fire issue has been reported in several models of the Lasko and Galaxy box fans. The box fans were sold at major retail stores nationwide for $12 to $25.
Thankfully, no reports of personal injuries have been reported in connection to the recall, so far. There has been, however, seven reported fires caused by the failure of the fan motors, according to news reports.
The faulty design lies in an electrical failure in the fan motor, according to news reports.
Consumers who think they may have one of the recalled fans should check the bottom of the metal frame of their fan to determine if their fan is among those recalled. On the Lasko brand fans look for model numbers 3720, 3723 or 3733. On the bottom of Galaxy brand fans with model number 4733, look for the date "2002-03" or "2003-04," according to news reports.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer, I advise anyone with this fan to stop using it immediately and unplug it. Contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter at (877) 445-1314 or visit the company website at laskoproducts.com. If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston.