Name of product: Heat Recovery Ventilators
Units: About 75,000
Manufacturer: Venmar Ventilation Inc., of Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Venmar Ventilation has received four reports of ventilator motors overheating resulting in fires causing extensive property damage. One incident in Michigan reportedly resulted in about $1 million in damages.
Description: Heat Recovery Ventilators are designed to exchange air between the inside and outside of a home in order to provide fresh air. The recall covers units made from 1991 through 2001, and have the following brand names and model numbers:
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