Lasko Recalls 4.8 Million Box Fans Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Box fans

Units: About 4.8 million units

Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the fan’s motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire, resulting in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Lasko box fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans with model number 4733 that have date “2002-03” or “2003-04” stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. “Lasko” or “Galaxy” is printed on the front of the fan. The model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (877) 445-1314 anytime or visit the firm’s website at

Model Number 3720

Model Number 3723

Model Number 3733

Model Number 4733

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 it by visiting

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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Job Opening! – EH&S Manager in Southern Wisconsin

Please contact the Recruiter Directly! I am posting the job as a favor to them!

EH&S Manager, USA, Wisconsin,

The purpose of this position is to manage the overall Environmental, Health and Safety of the facility. The position will ensure that the site is compliant with all required regulations, completes required regulatory reporting, and implement/maintain environmental, health, and safety programs designed to be proactive and reduce exposure. This position has direct budgetary responsibility.

We are looking for someone who can take responsibility for the following:

  • Responsible for managing site EH&S programs which includes the development, implementation and maintenance of programs. Programs include waste water, solid waste, hazardous waste, air emissions, storm water, enzyme safety, confined space entry, lock out/ tag out, emergency response, hazard communication, hearing conservation, personal protective equipment, injury/illness prevention, ergonomics, and medical surveillance
  • Interacts with regulatory agencies to assess and influence site regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for regulatory reporting to agencies
  • • Implement / maintain anhydrous ammonia & process safety programs
  • • Ensures compliance with all required permits (may utilize external contractors)
  • • Evaluate EH&S implications of new product introductions and process changes
  • • Monitors regulations and recommends compliance actions
  • • Manage EH&S budgets, assisting with development, tracking, measuring, reporting
  • • Manages EH&S data for regulatory compliance and corporate reporting
  • • Lead EH&S cross-functional team, including safety audits, root cause analysis of accidents, identifying & implementing training for the site
  • • Actively participate in Site Management Ring Team
  • • Promote and support GMP, ISO, HACCP, EH&S, and quality systems
  • • May manage/supervise junior staff

You are qualified for this position if you have:

  • MS/MPH in industrial hygiene, environmental or related field and 5+ years EH&S experience in EH&S. BS is acceptable with appropriate work experience.
  • Knowledge of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 preferred
  • Experience with expansion/construction project safety and experience in pharma, biotech, food, or chemical.

Additional Information:

Salary: Base up to $85,000/year (some flexibility)

Excellent benefits including great vacation/holiday schedule and sick days.

Bonus: 14% base (has paid out over 100% over the last several years)

401K: automatic 3% contribution every year in addition to matching contributions

Room for future growth into lead/management level position within 1-2 years

Paid Relocation and interviews


Justin Michalkiewicz

Executive Recruiter/Permanent Placement Consultant



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