Recall Information

CPSC, Hunter Fan Company Announce Recall of Humidifiers

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

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.

Name of Product: Warm Mist CareFree Humidifier Units: About 84,000

Manufacturer: Hunter Fan Co., of Memphis, Tenn. Hazard: Water from the humidifier can leak into the unit's electrical compartment posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Hunter has received four reports of incidents involving the humidifier, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recalled humidifiers are white or black plastic with blue or green tinted water tanks. "Hunter" and "NiteGlo" are printed on the humidifier. The model numbers and tank size included in this recall are listed below. The model number is located on a white label on the bottom of the humidifier.

Model Numbers   Name   Size   Description  
36200 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 gallon White plastic w/ a blue tinted water tank
35201, 36201 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 gallon White plastic w/ blue tinted water tank
35202, 36204 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 gallon White plastic w/ blue tinted water tank
35203, 36203, CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 gallon White plastic w/ green tinted water tank
35207, 36207 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.0 gallon White plastic w/ blue tinted water tank
35253, 36253 CareFree® Humidifier Warm Mist 2.5 gallon Black plastic w/ blue tinted water tank
a
36200
B
35201
36201
C
35202
36204
D
35203
36203
E
35207
36207
F
35253
36253

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

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled humidifiers and unplug them immediately. Contact Hunter Fan Co. to receive a replacement humidifier or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Hunter Fan Co. toll-free at (877) 288-1145 anytime.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


CPSC, Hunter Fan Company Announce Recall of Humidifiers

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Hunter Fan Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 100,000 CareFree Humidifier and CareFree Humidifierplus evaporative humidifiers. The motors in these humidifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Hunter has received nine reports of the humidifiers motors overheating, including one incident involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. The recalled humidifiers are:

Model Number Description
32500 5.0 Gallon CareFree Humidifier
33300 3.0 Gallon CareFree Humidifierplus
33330 3.3 Gallon CareFree Humidifierplus
33350 3.5 Gallon CareFree Humidifierplus

The units being recalled were manufactured since June 2000. Model 32500 is light beige plastic with a dark beige base, a dark beige top vent, and a tinted water tank. Models 33300, 33330, and 33350 are light gray plastic with a dark gray base, a dark gray top vent, and a tinted water tank. Consumers can determine if their humidifier is recalled by checking a label located on the back of the main housing. The model number is printed on the label. In addition, consumers must check the date code stamped onto the label. The date code is a 5-digit number; the first 3 digits indicate the day of year, and the last 2 digits indicate year. The recalled humidifiers have the following date codes:*

  • Recalled units manufactured June 2000 through December 2000 have date codes between 15200 and 36500.*
  • Recalled units manufactured January 2001 through December 2001 have date codes between 00101 and 36501.*
  • Recalled units manufactured January 2002 through February 2002 have date codes between 00102 and 06002.

Only humidifiers with the model numbers and date codes listed above are being recalled. These humidifiers were sold through discount stores, wholesale clubs, hardware stores, lighting stores, home centers, in catalogs and on web sites from August 2000 through February 2002 for between $50 and $120. Consumers should stop using these humidifiers and unplug them immediately. Call Hunter toll-free at (800) 207-5982 anytime to arrange for a free replacement part or refund, and for additional instructions.