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Daikin Industries, Ltd. recalls Streamer Air Purifiers

Starting date:
December 2, 2014
Posting date:
December 2, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-42703

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Daikin Industries, Ltd.

Affected products

Daikin Streamer Air Purifiers

Product description

This recall involves Daikin Streamer portable air purifiers with model number MC75KSU.  The affected air purifiers have serial number range from C0000101 to C000890, date codes of 2010.9 and 2012.6 and UPC 4906938919796.

The air purifiers are portable and are designed to remove dust, particles and allergens from indoor air in the home or office. They are cream-colored and measure about 58 centimetres (23 inches) tall by 38 centimetres (15 inches) wide by 20 centimetres (8 inches) deep. “Daikin” is printed on the front of the units. The model number is located on a rating plate on the lower right side of the units.

Hazard identified

The air purifier's circuit board can overheat and cause the air purifier to catch on fire.

Neither Health Canada, the CPSC nor Daikin Industries, Ltd. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in the United States or Canada related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 125 of the recalled units were sold in Canada and about 625 units in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled air purifiers were sold from December 2010 to October 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Designed in Japan; produced in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Osaka
JAPAN

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air purifier and contact Daikin for a free replacement or refund.

For more information, consumers can contact the manufacturer's representative by telephone at 1-888-770-7156, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or visit Daikin's website and click on “Important Safety Recall of Daikin Streamer Air Purifiers.”

Consumers may also view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold, or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.