The threat of a fire hazard has caused yet another product to have to be recalled.
Servpro announced the recall, which concerns a product known as the Notus air mover/blower. The item was manufactured by EDIC, a company based out of Los Angeles. The green-colored product, which is used to dry out walls and furniture in the event of some type of water damage, measures 18 inches in every direction. A total of 24,000 items could be affected by the potential defect.
That defect involves an electrical capacitor inside the unit that fails at higher rates than are acceptable. Should this failure take place, the component can overheat and the fan would suddenly pose a fire risk. One incident has already been reported to the company in which damage amounting to $475,000 was incurred by someone’s property. Three additional incidents also allegedly ended in property damage.
Servpro franchises were responsible for selling these items, and it’s Servpro who should be contacted by users seeking a repair kit. This kit will be provided at no additional charge to the consumer, who will be tasked with installing it themselves.
The product retailed from $200 to $230 when it was on sale between April 2004 and August 2010. Anyone who thinks they may have purchased the product should unplug the 25 foot cord and not use the item until it has been repaired.