CPSC and Lasko Products Inc. Announce Recall of 5.6 Million Box and Pivoting Floor Fans Posing Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Lasko Products Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, have announced the voluntary recall of about 5.6 million Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy, and Air King Brand Box and Pivoting Floor Fans, because an electrical failure in the motor can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The recalled fans were manufactured in the United States and sold at discount department stores nationwide from September 2000 through February 2004 for between $10 and $25.To date, Lasko has received 42 reports of fires possibly associated with motor failures, with seven reports of injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. At least eight of the reported fires resulted in extensive property damage.

The 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:


Type of Fan

Model Numbers


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


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 www.laskoproducts.com.

Consumers should contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adaptor. For additional information, consumers can visit Lasko’s Web site at www.laskoproducts.com or call the firm at (800) 984-3311 anytime.

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