Consumer product recall

Broan-NuTone LLC recalls L500 series fans

Starting date:
May 31, 2016
Posting date:
May 31, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Broan-NuTone LLC

Affected products

L500 series fans

Product description

This recall involves L500 series fans sold under the Broan brand name. The model numbers or service part numbers are printed on a specification label which can be found on the unit's blower assembly.


The following model numbers are included in the recall:
Brand Model Number






The following service part numbers are included in the recall:
Brand Service Part Numbers
Broan Service Parts

S97014819 (Service Assembly – L500 Blower)

S97014820 (Service Assembly – L500K Blower)

S99080487 (Service Motor – L500)


Hazard identified

The electrical motor in affected models can fail, posing a fire hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Broan-NuTone has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to this product in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 208 units were sold in Canada and 456 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The units were sold between February 10, 2016 and March 18, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.







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What you should do

Consumers should immediately turn off and un-plug the affected units, and contact Broan–NuTone for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Broan-NuTone Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-637-1453 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or online or write to Broan-NuTone LLC, 926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.