Recalls and Service Alerts

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Venmar Ventilation Recalls Air Exchangers Due to Fire Hazard

Type: Recall
Equipment: Air Exchanger
Recall or Alert Date: 06-07-2011
Serial Number: 11-240
Brands Affected: Venmar

Description of Problem:

The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The firm has received nine reports of overheating incidents resulting in fires and property damage outside of the United States. No incidents have been reported in the United States.

Affected Products:

This recall involves air exchangers sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. The metal air exchangers are painted blue or grey. Air exchangers included in the recall were manufactured from 1996 through 2001 and have brand and model information printed on the unit's rating plate or on the side of the unit. The following brand names and model numbers are included in the recall:

Brand Model
Venmar EA 20XXX, 41005, Air Exchanger
Venmar AVS 4100X
vanEE 1601510
Flair 41XXX
Hush 1601510
Guardian by Broan AE60