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

DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Venmar Ventilation inc. announces that it is expanding its Safety Upgrade 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 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
  Bryant :   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
  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 :   Econair 25, VE-25 and EC-20XXX, UNIVENT VE-25A and TU06XXX,
EC-25, EA-109, PRO 100, PRO 200, EA 20XXX, 41005, Air Exchanger
  Venmar AVS :   41000
  vänEE :   1601510
  Flair   30XXX, 41XXX
  IVL   IVL100
  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.
 
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Scott Stevens
stevenss@broan-nutone.ca
905-670-2500, ext. 245

 

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