Risk of overheating causing fire - Important safety warning for owners of air exchange systems - Please read carefully and completely



    DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Venmar Ventilation has received
several reports of major home fires where the suspected cause is a heat
recovery system. Burlington fire officials determined that two fires in
Burlington have been attributed to Venmar units. However, Venmar's own
investigation of these incidents and their causes is not yet completed.
    Therefore, Venmar Ventilation is continuing its efforts to contact the
owners of affected heat recovery systems as these systems can fail and pose a
potential fire hazard to homeowners.
    This program covers models manufactured between 1991 and 2001 as well as
between October 2006 and August 2007.
    Owners of air exchange systems that are covered by this Safety Upgrade
Program must immediately turn their unit off and unplug it, and contact Venmar
as soon as possible by phone at 1 866-441-4645, by visiting their website at
www.venmar.ca, or by mail at SUP, 550 Lemire blvd, Drummondville, QC, J2C 7W9.
    It has come to Venmar's attention that an unlikely series of
circumstances could lead to a motor overheating in certain models of air
exchangers that may result in a potential fire hazard. For models manufactured
between 1991 and 2001 Venmar will provide a safety upgrade device, called
Power Plug Adaptor free of charge. For models manufactured between
October 2006 and August 2007 Venmar will send a field technician who will
inspect and fix the affected units, free of charge.
    The Safety Upgrade Program affects certain units distributed under the
names: Venmar, Venmar AVS, Flair, vanEE, Sears, Guardian by Broan, NuTone,
Conformax, Payne, Day & Night, Carrier, Bryant, Heil, York, Rheem, Ruud,
Protech and Weatherking Heat Recovery Ventilators sold in North-America. This
program covers units with the following model numbers only. This model number
is located on a silver or a black label positioned on the outside panel of the
unit.

    Venmar Brand: AEXX, EARC, 1XX, 30X, 40X, 4XXXX models
    Venmar AVS Brand: 1.X, 2.X, 30XX, 55XX, 4XXXX, 16016XX, C32042 models
    Flair Brand: 30, 30XX, 55, 55XX, 85115 models
    vanEE Brand: 10, 1XX, 100X, 20, 20XX, 30XX, 90, 4XXXX, 16016XX models
    Sears Brand: OPTIMUM model
    Guardian by Broan Brand: 100X, 200X, ERVXXXXX, HRVXXXX models
    NuTone Brand: NUTR130 model
    Conformax Brand: 300, 350, 400 models
    Payne Brand: VXXXXXXXXX model
    Day & Night Brand: VXXXXXXXXX model
    Carrier Brand: ERVXXXXXXX, HRVXXXXXXX, VXXXXXXXXX, models
    Bryant Brand: ERVXXXXXXX, HRVXXXXXXX, VXXXXXXXXX, models
    Heil Brand: HEILXXXXX model
    York Brand: 5263554XXXX model
    Rheem Brand: 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200, models
    Ruud Brand: 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200, models
    Protech Brand: 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200, models
    Weatherking Brand: 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200, models

    
    NOTE: The X digit used in the model numbers can be either a letter OR a
          number.
    

    Venmar Ventilation is taking these measures to ensure that all of its
customers have total peace of mind regarding their product safety.

    About Venmar Ventilation

    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
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
Ventilation, visit www.venmar.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Scott Stevens, Venmar Ventilation inc., (905)
670-2500 #245

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