Air King America Recalls Wall-Mounted Range Hoods Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Air-King-America-Recalls-Wall-Mounted-Range-Hoods-Due-to-Injury-Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Air King Valencia Wall-Mounted Range Hoods

Hazard: The wall mounting anchors provided with the range hoods do not adequately secure the hood to the wall, posing an injury hazard to the consumer.

Remedy: Repair  

Consumers should immediately stop using and inspect range hoods per the instructions provided at www.airkinglimited.com/recall to determine if included in recall.  Air King will provide customers with recalled units free replacement wall anchors and repairs by a qualified technician. 

Consumer Contact: 

Air King America toll free at 877-304-3785 from 8 a.m.  to 5 p.m. E.T. Monday through Friday, email at AKVALrecall@airkinglimited.com or online at www.airkinglimited.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 5,000 (In addition, about 3,240 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves Air King Valencia wall-mounted range hoods in 30 and 36 inch widths. The Range hoods are approximately 18 inches high without the vertical exhaust duct cover.  The affected range hoods are sold in the following finishes: stainless steel, white and black. The Air King name is located on the motor housing behind the removable grease filters. This recall only includes VAL and ESVAL series hoods.

Incidents/Injuries:  Air King America has received one report of a Valencia Range Hood coming loose from the wall soon after installation resulting in minor damage to the cook top. No injuries were reported.

Sold At: Independent electrical supply distributors nationwide and online including HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Build.com and Amazon.com from 2009 through 2018 for about $550.

Manufacturer: Manufacturer: Air King America, LLC, of West Chester, Pa..

Manufactured in: United States

In Conjunction With: Canada

Health Canada’s press release is available at:  https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69004r-eng.php

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:

800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

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Media Contact
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Spanish: 301-504-7800

Recall Number: 19-086

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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