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

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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.

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. ETMonday through Friday or online at and click on the "Recall Alert!" button for more


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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 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


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 andonline at,, and 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

Media Contact

Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests. Phone:

(301) 504-7908 Spanish: (301) 504-7800

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 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, on

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

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