February 8, 2006

Lasko Recalls Box and Pivoting Floor Fans Posing Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans

Units: About 5.6 million

Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Description: This recall involves various models of Lasko, Galaxy, Air King and General Electric fans manufactured between January 1999 and July 2001, and sold through February 2004. Styles and model numbers of recalled fans, which are either stamped or on a label on the bottom of the fans, are listed below:

Brand Type of Fan Model Numbers
Lasko Box Fan
Cyclone Fan
Wind Machine
Air Companion
Air Director
Wind Tunnel
Models 3700, 3723, 3733, 3750
Models 3510, 3550, 3800, 35105
Models 3300 and 3521
Model 3515
Model 2135
Models 3400 and 3410
General Electric Box Fan
Cyclone Fan
Model 106620
Models 106600, 106630
Galaxy Box Fan Model 3733
Air King Cyclone Fan (20” deluxe pivot fan)
Air Companion (15” deluxe pivot fan)
Model 9500
Model 9515

Detailed information and pictures of affected models can be found at http://www.laskoproducts.com/recall/recall_fans.html

Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fans immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit Lasko’s Web site at http://www.laskoproducts.com/recall/recall_fans.html or call the firm at (800) 984-3311 anytime.