The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Notus air movers/blowers
Units: About 24,000
Manufacturer: EDIC, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The air mover/blower's internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Servpro has received four reports of overheating incidents with the recalled air movers/blowers. Three of the incidents resulted in property damage, including a fire at a home in San Diego, Calif. that caused $475,000 in damage.
Description: This recall involves commercial air movers/blowers used to dry flooring, walls and furniture in homes and other buildings. The air movers' green plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep. The air movers have a 25-foot yellow electrical cord.
Sold to: Servpro's independently-owned franchises nationwide from April 2004 through August 2010 for between $200 and $230.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Users should immediately stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Servpro for a free repair kit to be installed by users. Servpro is directly contacting franchises that purchased the air movers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Carey Cooper at Servpro at (800) 543-5362 or email the firm at AirMoverRecall@Klinedinstlaw.com. Franchisees can also visit the firm's intranet for more information.