Recalls and Service Alerts

Furnaces - Air Conditioners - Heat Pumps

CPSC, Research Products Corp. Announce Recall of Electronic Air Cleaners

Type: Recall
Equipment: Electronic Air Cleaners
Recall or Alert Date: 01-24-2005
Serial Number: 05-090
Brands Affected: Aprilaire

Description of Problem:

The air cleaner's plastic inner housing and filter are not flame-resistant. If electrical arcing occurs in the cleaner, a fire can develop. This poses a risk of burn injuries and property damage. Research Products has received six reports of fires involving these air cleaners. No injuries were reported.

Affected Products:

The recall involves all Aprilaire Model 5000 Electronic Air Cleaners. The air cleaners are almond colored, and located near the heating and cooling equipment. An identification label on the access door reads "Aprilaire Model 5000."

Source:

Consumer Product Safety Commission