Lasko will recall 4.8 million Lasko box fans due to a potential fire hazard associated with the fans. Apparently, an “electrical failure” in the fan’s motor may cause a fire. Lasko has received seven reports of fire, including two house fires and one barn fire but, thankfully, no injuries.
April 17, 2012 Post Script: Plaintiffs’ lawyers tried to file a class action lawsuit alleging consumer fraud claiming that Lasko delayed notification of the problem to allow many owners’ warrantees to expire. But a Pennsylvania federal judge dismissed the lawsuit (with leave to refile).