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Venmar Ventilation Inc., working in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), issued a voluntary recall of Air Exchangers, because the units can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

To this date, no incidents have been reported in the U.S. in connection with this recall. However, the company has received nine reports of overheating which have resulted in fires and property damage outside the U.S.

The air exchangers affected by this recall were sold under several different brands. They are used to circulate air in and out of the home. Units manufactured with the model numbers listed below are included in this recall.




EA 20XXX, 41005, Air Exchanger

Venmar AVS








Guardian by Broan


The recalled air exchangers were sold from January 1996 through December 2001 at heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide.

Consumers are urged to turn off and stop using the air exchangers and to call Venmar at (866) 441-4645 to request a free inspection and repair by a field technician if necessary.

Consumers can report a dangerous product or product-related injury by calling CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or by visiting

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