VENMAR VENTILATION INC. ANNOUNCES THAT IT IS EXPANDING ITS RECALL PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN MODELS OF AIR EXCHANGERS

DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Venmar Ventilation inc. announces that it is expanding its Recall Program for certain air exchangers with or without heat recovery that it manufactures.  Venmar is asking owners of units covered by this program to immediately turn their unit off, and contact Venmar Ventilation inc. as soon as possible by phone at 1 866 441-4645, by visiting their website at www.venmar.ca, or by mail at SUP-2006 Program, 550 Lemire Boulevard, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, J2C 7W9.

It has come to Venmar's attention that an unlikely series of circumstances could lead to a motor overheating in certain air exchangers with or without heat recovery, which may result in a potential fire hazard.  These products otherwise comply with all applicable CSA, UL and other safety standards.  They are already protected by a circuit protection under the National and local Electrical Codes.

Only certain models with or without heat recovery manufactured from 1983 and until 2001 are affected by this program.  This preventative measure does not involve air exchangers with or without heat recovery manufactured before 1983 and after 2001, as well as all other models not mentioned below.  Relative to this program, Venmar will provide an additional safety upgrade device free of charge.

The Product Recall Program affects selected units distributed under the brand names of : Venmar, Venmar AVS, Flair, vänEE, Sears, Guardian by Broan, NuTone, Conformax, Payne, Day & Night, Carrier, Bryant, Heil, York, Rheem, Ruud, Protech, Hush, IVL and Weatherking sold in North-America. Only the units with the following model numbers are covered by this safety upgrade program.  The model number is located on the outside panel of the unit or under certain wall controls.

To stop the operation of your unit with heat recovery you simply unplug it to turn it off. To stop your unit without heat recovery, you must put your wall control in "off" position, if necessary please visit our website www.venmar.ca.  under the "Product Recall - Safety Upgrade Program" section consult the "What to do" item of the 2006 program to find out what to do to turn it off.

Air Exchangers WITH heat recovery
Brand Model
Venmar : AEXX, EARC, 1XX, 30X, 40X, 40XXX, CH30110, RC-120, VA30000
Venmar AVS : 1.X, 2.X, 30XX, 55XX
Flair : 30, 30XX, 55, 55XX, 85115
vänEE : 10, 1XX, 100X, 20, 20XX, 30XX, 90
Sears : OPTIMUM
Guardian by Broan : 100X, 200X
NuTone : NUTR130
Conformax : 300, 350, 400
Payne : VXXXXXXXXX
Day & Night : VXXXXXXXXX
Carrier : ERVXXXXXXX, HRVXXXXXXX, VXXXXXXXXX
   
Air Exchangers WITH heat recovery (cont'd)
Brand
Bryant :
Model
ERVXXXXXXX, HRVXXXXXXX, VXXXXXXXXX
Heil : HEILXXXXX
York : 5263554XXXX
Rheem : 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200
Ruud : 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200
(cont'd)
Protech :
84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200
Weatherking : 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200
 
Air Exchangers WITHOUT heat recovery
Brand Model
Venmar : EA 20XXX, 41005, Air Exchanger
Venmar AVS : 41000
vänEE : 1601510
Flair 41XXX
Hush 1601510
Guardian by Broan AE60

NOTE : The « X » digit used in the model numbers corresponds to a number.

This is a preventative measure that Venmar takes today to ensure that all of its customers have total peace of mind regarding their product safety.

About Venmar Ventilation inc.

Established in Drummondville in 1978, Venmar Ventilation is North America's leading manufacturer of superior indoor air quality products.  The company devotes a significant percentage of its annual earnings to research and development so that it can offer its customers safe, state-of-the-art products for the residential sector.  Venmar is ISO 9001 certified and is recognized for its contribution to improving the indoor environment, particularly, with its HEPA central air purification system, which sets new air purification standards for the industry.  To learn more about Venmar, visit www.venmar.ca.

SOURCE Venmar Ventilation Inc.

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SOURCE: Venmar Ventilation inc.
MEDIA INFORMATION:   Scott Stevens
stevenss@broan-nutone.ca
905-670-2500, ext. 245

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