Consumer product recall

Air Exchangers

Starting date:
June 24, 2011
Posting date:
June 24, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion on February 2008 Safety Upgrade Program

Affected products

Air Exchangers

Product description

This Safety Upgrade Program involves air exchangers sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. The metal air exchangers are painted blue or grey. Air exchangers included in the program were manufactured from 1983 through 2001 and have brand and model information printed on the unit's rating plate or on the side of the unit.

The following brand names and model numbers are included in the Expansion of the Safety Upgrade Program.
Brand Model
Venmar Econair 25, VE-25, EC-20XXX, UNIVENT,
VE-25A, TU06XXX, EC-25, EA-109,
PRO 100, PRO 200, EA 20XXX, 41005,
Air Exchanger RC-120, CH30110, VA30000
Venmar AVS 41000
vänEE 1601510
Flair 30XXX, 41XXX
Hush 1601510
Guardian by Broan AE60

Hazard identified

The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Venmar Ventilation Inc. has received nine reports of overheating incidents resulting in fires and property damage in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents and injuries related to the use of these air exchangers.

Number sold

Venmar believes that approximately 40,000 of the affected air exchangers are still in operation today. These were sold at retail hardware stores and selected heating, ventilating & air conditioning wholesale distributors across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected air exchangers were sold from 1983 to 2001.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Venmar Ventilation Inc.
J2C 7W9
Tel: 1-866-441-4645

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What you should do

The consumers should turn off the affected unit and contact Venmar Ventilation Inc. as soon as possible. Venmar Ventilation Inc. will dispatch a field technician who will inspect and retrofit the affected units free of charge.

For more information, consumers may contact Venmar Ventilation Inc. at 1-866-441-4645 between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers can also mail Venmar Ventilation Inc. at the following address.

550 Lemire Blvd,
Drummondville, Quebec
J2C 7W9

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the [NJS_FILE:b50b5b50-9925-4f5b-901a-439953cbbfe3:37550565-27fd-45dc-a2b0-d0f2c44b914c] regarding this Safety Upgrade Program.

Archived – Venmar Air Exchange Systems

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