MCFN Housing Department
Posted December 17, 2019
Health Canada is recalling Venmar air exchangers due to a potential fire hazard. According to the recall notice issued on Friday, December 13, 2019, a safety device on the air exchangers designed to shut off the power supply if the machine overheats may not work properly, creating a potential fire risk.
The affected devices were sold under a number of brand names, including: Venmar, Venmar AVS, Venmar Klima, Flair, Guardian by Broan, NuTone, Conformax, IVL, Carrier, Bryant, Day & Night, Payne, Heil, Rheem, Rudd, Protech, Weatherking, Sears, York, canEE, Husch, Maytag, Frigidaire, Tappan, Westinghouse, Partners Choice.
The air exchangers included in the recall were manufactured from January 2002 to July 2009, are made of metal and are blue or black in colour.
Tenants with MCFN are advised to call 1-866-441- 4645 to make sure your air exchanger (HRV) is not on the recall listing.
What should you do?
Have the make, model number, and serial number readily available during the phone call. A Venmar representative will advise you if your air exchanger is on recall within 5 – 10 business days.
OECD – The global portal on products recalls
You may also visit https://globalrecalls.oecd.org to check if your specific air exchanger is part of the recall.
The global recalls portal brings together information on product recalls being issued around the world, on a regular basis, together in one place – on an OECD platform. The portal includes information on mandatory and voluntary consumer product recalls which were issued by a governmental body and were made publicly available.