Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3M Recalls 10,000 Air Purifiers for Potential Fire Hazard

3M has recalled approximately 10,000 Filtrete air purifiers due to a fire hazard. The ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat. 

3M has received two incident reports: one of an air purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire.  No injuries or property damage reported.  

The air purifiers are white, made of plastic and plug into the wall. They measure about 19 inches tall by 8 inches wide with a 13 inch tall by 4.5 inch wide air filter.  They have a two-speed fan knob with Filtrete embossed on the top. 

The two recalled models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L, which was sold only at Lowe's stores. The products serial numbers begin with E, F, G, H, I or J and the model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the product.  

Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifier and contact 3M.

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