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4.8 million box fans recalled for fire risk

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of box fans are being recalled because of fire risk.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Thursday of about 4.8 million box fans made by Pennsylvania-based Lasko Products Inc.  The commission says an electrical failure in the fan's motor can pose a fire hazard.

No injuries have been reported.  But the company has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures.  That includes two house fires and one barn fire -- all of which involved extensive property damage. T

he fans were made in the United States and sold at mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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