November 16, 2000Electric Fans Recalled by Agis
Keansburg, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Agis
Enterprises Co. Inc. said today it is recalling about 11,800 electric fans. The fans could
overheat during use, present an electrocution hazard and do not have sufficient guards to
prevent fingers from contacting the fan blades, posing the risk of finger amputations.
The fans being recalled are a 12-inch
desk fan, a 16-inch desk fan, a 16-inch stand fan, an 18- inch stand fan with three legs,
and an 18-inch stand fan with a round base. Writing on all of these fans includes
"AGIS" and "MADE IN TAIWAN." Discount stores in the metropolitan New
York area sold these electric fans from April 1998 through September 1999 for about $50.
No injuries have been reported.
Consumers are advised to stop using
these fans immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more
information, call Agis Enterprises Co. Inc., collect at (732) 787-1191 between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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