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Safety Alert

Great Innovations Recalls Humidifiers Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively by QVC

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 product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Ultrasonic Clean Mist Humidifiers

Hazard: Water can enter the base and cause the circuit board to short circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Great Innovations toll-free at (844) 600-1370 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.greatinnovations.tv and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

Units: About 70,000

Description: This recall involves Air Innovations branded Ultrasonic Clean Mist humidifiers with mood lights. Model number MH-407 and date code MX1342, MX1343, MX1344, MX1344, MX1345 or MX1346 are printed on a label affixed to the underside of the humidifier. The recalled humidifiers are 15 inches high and were sold in four colors: black, silver, red and blue. A mood light button and the words "Air Innovations" are on the front of the one-gallon humidifiers. QVC item number V32459 is printed on the packing slip shipped with the humidifier.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 100 reports of overheating resulting in reports of smoke and burning odors. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled humidifiers, unplug them and contact Great Innovations for a repair kit. Great Innovations is contacting known consumers directly by mail.

Sold exclusively at: QVC TV during January 2014 and online at QVC.com from December 2013 to February 2014 for about $55.

Distributor: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Manufacturer: Great Innovations LLC, of Miramar, Fla.

Manufactured in: China