WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: IonizAirTM Table Top Air Purifiers
Units: About 83,000
Importer: P3 International, of New York, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Leaven Enterprise Co., of Taiwan
Hazard: The air purifier's cartridge can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: P3 has received 10 reports of purifiers melting or catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled air purifier is a tabletop model that is about 6" x 3 1/2" x 11 1/4". The unit has a removable cartridge with a silver-colored handle. The recall involves model number P4620 with lot numbers beginning with either 03 or 04 or having no lot number. The lot number is located on the bottom of the air purifier. No other models or lot numbers are included in this recall.
Sold at: Various retailers nationwide including mail-order and Internet retailers from January 2003 through July 2004 for between $60 and $90.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled air purifier immediately, and contact the firm for a free replacement cartridge.