Notus Air Movers are have been recalled following fire reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 24,000 Notus Air Movers/Blowers are involved in the recall. The Notus Air Movers/Blowers were manufactured in the United States by EDIC, of Los Angeles, California and sold to Servpro’s independently owned franchises, nationwide, from April 2004 through August 2010 for between $200 and $230.
The recalled Notus Air Movers/Blowers’ internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard. To date, Servpro has received four reports of overheating incidents with the recalled air movers/blowers. Three of the incidents resulted in property damage, including a fire at a home in San Diego, California that caused $475,000 in damage.
This recall involves commercial Notus Air Movers/Blowers, which are used to dry flooring, walls, and furniture in homes and other buildings. The devices’ green plastic housing measures about 18 inches in height by 18 inches in length by 18 inches in depth. The air movers have a 25-foot yellow electrical cord.
The firm advises users to immediately stop using the recalled Notus Air Movers/Blowers and contact Servpro for a free repair kit to be installed by users. Servpro is directly contacting franchises that purchased the air movers. Carey Cooper at Servpro can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.543.5362 and the firm can be reached by email at AirMoverRecall@Klinedinstlaw.com. Franchisees are advised to visit the firm’s intranet for more information.