Safety Alert Number 0711093

Hunter Fan Recalls Humidifiers for Fire Hazard

Release #08-064

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 288-1145
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hunter Fan Recalls Humidifiers for Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Warm Mist Carefree Humidifier

Units: About 84,000

Manufacturer: Hunter Fan Co. , of Memphis, Tenn.

Hazard: Water used in the humidifier can leak into the unit's electrical compartment, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Hunter has received four reports of incidents involving a water leak, including one report of a fire resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Warm Mist CareFree humidifiers sold in white and black with blue or green tinted water tanks. "Hunter" and "NiteGlo" are printed on the humidifier. Model numbers are listed on a white label on the bottom of the humidifier. Model numbers and tank sizes are listed in the chart below.

Model Numbers
Name
Size
Description

36200
Carefree® Humidifier Warm Mist
2 Gallon
White plastic with a blue tinted water tank

35201, 36201
Carefree® Humidifier Warm Mist
2 Gallon
White plastic with a blue tinted water tank

35202, 36204
CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist
2 Gallon
White plastic with a blue tinted water tank

35203, 36203, 37203
CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist
2 Gallon
White plastic with a green tinted water tank

35207, 36207
CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist
2 Gallon
White plastic with a blue tinted water tank

35253, 36253
CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist
2.5 Gallon
Black plastic with a blue tinted water tank

Sold at: Lowe's, Wal-Mart, discount and hardware stores nationwide, as well as through mail order catalogs and Web retailers from September 2005 through February 2007 for between $40 and $65.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled humidifiers. Consumers should contact Hunter Fan to receive a free replacement humidifier or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hunter Fan Co. toll-free at (877) 288-1145 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at:
www.hunterfan.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08064.html