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Air Movers Recalled by Packaging Tape Inc. Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov

Recall Summary
Name of product: Air movers/blowers
Hazard: The air mover/blower's thermal switch can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Users should stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact Packaging Tape to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Packaging Tape toll-free at (855) 800-1091 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.CleanFreak.com and click on the "Recall Alert!" button for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Air-Movers-Recalled-by-Packaging-Tape-Inc.

Recall Details
Units: About 2,800
Description: This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in commercial and residential buildings. The air movers' molded plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches deep by 16.5 inches wide and has a 25-foot yellow electrical cord. They have an on/off switch located on the left side of the front of the unit. Models OPS-2500-CF and OPS-2500-CFR are black and model OPS-2200Y-CF is yellow. The model number is available on the sales invoice. The CleanFreak.com logo and phone number are printed on a white label with green lettering on the front of the unit and on a silver or yellow label on the back of the unit.

Incidents/Injuries: Packaging Tape is aware of eight reports of incidents, including four reports of fire, one of which was associated with about $225,000 reported in property damage.

Sold at: Packaging Tape warehouses in Wisconsin and online at www.CleanFreak.com, www.AirMovers.com, www.FloorBuffers.com  and www.PTIPackaging.com  from February 2008 through December 2010 for about $145.

Distributer: Packaging Tape, Inc., of Wausau, Wis.
Importer: OPS America, of Loretto, Minn.
Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

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CPSC Consumer Information Hotline

Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

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 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 @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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