Lasko Fan Fires

© 2006 Dr. Ray Franco, PhD., PE    r.a.franco@ieee.org


In February 2006, the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Lasko Products Inc. issued a recall of 5.6 Million Lasko Box and Pivoting Floor Fans: Recall Notice of Lasko Fans. The fans were sold under the names: Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy (Wal-Mart) and Air King. They were manufactured between January 1999 and July 2001 and sold through February 2004.

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Model Numbers of Lasko Recalled Fans.


Case History: F06-029 - Lasko Model 3733 - 20-Inch Box Fan Fire - Manufactured January 2000 - Meets Criteria of CPSC Recall.

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Lasko Fan Model 3733.

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Manufacturer's Stamp is on Bottom of Fan Frame.

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Lasko Fan Front of Motor.

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Lasko Fan Back of Motor - "Lasko" in Raised Letters.

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Lasko Fan Side of Motor.

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Lasko Motor Thermal Fuse 115 °C (239 °F).


Case History: F06-029 - Lasko Model 3733 - 20-Inch Exemplar - Manufactured January 1999 - Meets Criteria of CPSC Recall.

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Front of Lasko Model 3733 Exemplar Fan.

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Back of Lasko Model 3733 Exemplar Fan.

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Top of Lasko Model 3733 Exemplar Fan.

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Bottom of Lasko Model 3733 Exemplar Fan.

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Front of Motor Frame.

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Back of Motor Frame - "Lasko" in Raised Letters.

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Side of Motor Frame.

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Lasko Motor Windings.

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Lasko Stator and Rotor.

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Schematic of Lasko Fan 3733 Motor.
Resistances: Run = 71 Ω; Aux = 162 Ω; L1 = 43 Ω; L2 = 56 Ω.

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To Prevent Fan Fires, Lasko Now Places a Fuse in the Power Cord Plug.
A Pigtail Power Cord with a Fuse is Added to the Recalled Fans.


 

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