November 22, 2005

Haier America Trading LLC Announces Recall of Oscillating Electric Tower Fans

Name of Product: Oscillating Electric Tower Fan

Units: About 150,000

Distributor: Haier America Trading LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Manufacturer: Metropolitan Electrical Appliance Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: Internal electrical arcing in the fan can cause a fire hazard.

Description: This recall involves a Haier oscillating electric tower fan, model FTM140GG. The gray tower fan has three speed settings and a 120-minute shut-off timer. “Haier” is printed on a silver label near the top of the front of the tower. The model number is printed on the lower back of the fan. No other Haier fans are included in this recall.

Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from February 2004 through November 2005 for between $20 and $30.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tower fan and call Haier for instructions on how to obtain a $30 coupon redeemable for the purchase from Haier of any available product. Consumers who previously received a $10 mail-in rebate will get a $20 coupon.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Haier toll-free at (866) 601-8073 anytime or email the firm at