Venmar Ventilation Inc., of Quebec, Canada, has recalled about 1,400 Air Exchangers in the United States. The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company has received nine reports of overheating incidents resulting in fires and property damage outside of the United States. No incidents have been reported in the United States. This recall involves air exchangers sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. The metal air exchangers are painted blue or grey. Air exchangers included in the recall were manufactured from 1996 through 2001 and have brand and model information printed on the unit’s rating plate or on the side of the unit. The air exchangers were sold at heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1996 through December 2001 for between $350 and $850. Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using their air exchangers. Consumers should contact Venmar Ventilation to request a free inspection and repair by a Venmar field technician. For additional information, contact the Venmar Ventilation toll-free at (866) 441-4645, or visit the firm’s website at www.venmar.ca.
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