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Lasko recalling 4.8 million fans over electrical fire hazard

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WASHINGTON (KWWL) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Lasko is recalling millions of box fans due to a fire hazard.

Officials say electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.  The CPSC says people should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Lasko says it has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire.  No injuries have been reported to the company.

This recall involves Lasko box fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans with model number 4733 that have date "2002-03" or "2003-04" stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. "Lasko" or "Galaxy" is printed on the front of the fan. The model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans.

The fans were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

People who own these fans should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.

For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (877) 445-1314 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.laskoproducts.com

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