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Daikin recalls air purifiers due to fire hazard

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Recalled Daikin air purifier

Recalled Daikin air purifier

Name of product:
Daikin Streamer air purifiers

Hazard:
The air purifier’s circuit board can overheat and cause the air purifier to catch on fire.

Remedy – Refund/Replace Consumer Contact:
Daikin toll-free at (888) 770-7156 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.daikin.com and click on “Important Safety Recall of Daikin Air Purifiers” for more information.

Units
About 625 in the United States and 125 in Canada

Description
This recall involves Daikin brand streamer portable air purifiers with model number MC75KSU. The air purifiers are portable and are designed to remove dust, particles and allergens from indoor air in the home or office. They are cream-colored and measure about 23 inches tall by 15 inches wide by 8 inches deep. “Daikin” is printed on the front of the units. The model number is located on a rating plate on the lower right side of the units.

Incidents/Injuries
None reported.

Remedy
Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifiers and contact Daikin for a full refund or a free replacement air purifier.

Sold at
Goodman Manufacturing and other HVAC contractors to consumers and online at Amazon.com from December 2010 through October 2014 for about $540.

Manufacturer(s)
Daikin Industries Ltd, of Japan

Importer(s)
Daikin AC (America) Inc. and Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P., of Houston, Texas

Manufactured in
China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

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