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Safety Alert

Broan-NuTone Recalls Ventilation Fans Due to 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 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: Ventilation fans

Hazard: The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Broan-NuTone at 800-637-1453 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.broan-nutone.com and click on "L500 Series Recall Notice" for more information.

Units: About 450 in U.S. (in addition, 200 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. The fans were sold in nine brands and have the model information printed on the specification label affixed to the blower assembly. Fans included in the recall are:

Brand Name

Model Number


L500, L500K, L500KL, L500L, S97014819, S97014820, S99080487

Twin City Fan

T500, T500L



Acme Eng and Mfg Co  

VQL500, VQ500

WW Grainger  

1AAD3, 4TR58, 4TR59, 4YG83

Captive Aire


American CoolAir


Solar and Palau

FFC500, FF500 

American Coolair Corp.


Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fans and contact Broan to receive a free replacement fan.

Sold at: Heating, plumbing and building supply retailers nationwide and online from February 2016 through March 2016 for about $240.

Importer: Broan-NuTone LLC, of Hartford, Wis.

Manufactured in: U.S.