The Holmes Group and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of About 300,000 Holmes(R) Oscillating Tower Fans. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Electrical arcing in the wiring can cause a fire hazard.
The company has received 16 reports of property damage, including one reported injury involving minor burns and smoke inhalation.
The recall involves the Holmes HT30 Oscillating Tower Fan. The model number can be found on the silver label on the back of the unit. The tower fans are white. Holmes is printed on the front of the base.
The products were sold at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and additional department and specialty stores nationwide from July 2002 through June 2005 for about U.S. $30.
Consumers should immediately stop using the fans and contact The Holmes Group for instructions on receiving a free replacement unit.
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