Venmar CES announces a safety upgrade program for specific models of light commercial heat recovery ventilators

    SASKATOON, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Venmar CES Inc. is voluntarily and
immediately implementing a Safety Upgrade Program (SUP) for specific light
commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV's) that it manufactures. Venmar is
asking owners of Heat Recovery Ventilators that are covered by this program to
immediately turn their unit off, disconnect power to it and call
1 866-698-6283 as soon as possible by phone at or by visiting our website at or by mail at:

                             SUP - VCES2008
                             550 Lemire Blvd
                             Drummondville, QC, J2C 7W9

    It has come to the attention of Venmar CES that an unlikely series of
circumstances could lead to a motor overheating in specific light commercial
Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) models that may result in a potential fire
hazard. These units fully comply with all applicable CSA, and UL standards.
They are already safeguarded by circuit protection under the National Electric
Code and by thermal protectors in the motors. Venmar CES will arrange for a
qualified field technician to upgrade the units at no charge to the customer.
    Only specific Light Commercial models produced between 1991 and 2007 are
affected. This preventative measure does not involve HRVs manufactured before
1991 or after 2007, as well as other models not mentioned below.
    The program affects select units distributed under the names: Flair,
Venmar, vanEE, PrepAir, Carrier, York, Heil, Aston, Eneready, Broan and
Venmate. This program covers units with the following model numbers only. This
model number is located on a silver or black label positioned on an outside
panel of the unit near the electrical service connection.

                Flair Brand:      150/300 Compact, 300/600 Compact
                Venmar Brand:     6LC, HRV600i, 12LC, HRV1200i,
                vanEE Brand:      6LC, 12LC
                PrepAir Brand:    PrepAir600i, PrepAir1200i,
                Carrier Brand:    62AA-064---101XX, 62AA-127---101XX
                York Brand:       V1XRDXXA01
                Heil Brand:       VRC 300 Compact, VRC 600 Compact
                Aston Brand:      HRV600i, HRV1200i
                Eneready Brand:   6LC, 12LC
                Broan Brand:      HRV650, HRV1150
                Venmate Brand:    600H, 1200H

    Note: The X digit used in the model designation can be either a letter or
    a number.

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

    About Venmar CES Inc.

    Venmar CES has been serving North American Customers Since 1952 with
Energy Recovery Ventilation Solutions. We are North America's most focused
energy recovery manufacturer, with the widest product offering. R & D
initiatives are key for Venmar CES and significant annual investments in R&D
are made to promote leadership and innovation.
    To learn more about Venmar CES, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Wheler, (306) 242-3663 x286

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