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CSA INTERNATIONAL AND VENMAR VENTILATION ANNOUNCE A VOLUNTARY SAFETY UPGRADE PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN MODELS OF HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATORS

In cooperation with CSA International, Venmar Ventilation, of Drumondville, Quebec Canada, is voluntarily and immediately implementing a Safety Upgrade Program for 307,686 affected Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV’s) in North America. It has come to Venmar’s attention that an unlikely series of circumstances could lead to a motor overheating in certain HRV models, that may result in a potential fire hazard.

Venmar is aware of 17 incidents in North America (12 Incidents in Canada) involving the affected HRV’s with no reported injuries.

Only certain models produced between 1991 and 2001 are affected by this Program. This preventive measure does not involve HRV’s manufactured before 1991 or after 2001, or other models not mentioned below.

The Program affects selected units manufactured by Venmar and sold in North-America under the brand names Venmar, Venmar AVS, Flair, vänEE, Sears, Guardian by Broan, NuTone, Conformax, Payne, Day & Night, Carrier, Bryant, Heil, York, Rheem, Ruud, Protech and Weatherking. This program covers units with the following model numbers only. This model number is located on a silver or a black label positioned on the outside panel of the unit.

Venmar Brand: AEXX, EARC, 1XX, 30X, 40X, 40XXX models
Venmar AVS Brand: 1.X, 2.X, 30XX, 55XX models
Flair Brand: 30, 30XX, 55, 55XX, 85115 models
vänEE Brand: 10, 1XX, 100X, 20, 20XX, 30XX, 90 models
Sears Brand: OPTIMUM model
Guardian by Broan Brand: 100X, 200X models
NuTone Brand: NUTR130
Conformax Brand: 300, 350. 400
Payne Brand: VXXXXXXXXX model
Day & Night Brand: VXXXXXXXXX model
Carrier Brand : ERVXXXXXXX, HRVXXXXXXX, VXXXXXXXXX  models
Bryant Brand : ERVXXXXXXX, HRVXXXXXXX, VXXXXXXXXX models
Heil Brand : HEILXXXXX models
York Brand: 5263554XXXX models
Rheem Brand : 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200 models
Ruud Brand : 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200 models
Protech Brand : 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200 models
Weatherking Brand: 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200 models

NOTE:  The X digit used in the model numbers can be either a letter OR a number.

Venmar is asking owners of Heat Recovery Ventilators that are covered by this program to immediately turn their unit off and unplug it, and contact Venmar Ventilation as soon as possible by phone at 1 866-441-4645, by visiting their website at www.venmar.ca , or by mail at SUP, 550 Lemire blvd, Drummondville, QC J2C 7W9 CANADA.  Venmar will provide an additional safety upgrade device free of charge.

CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.

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Anthony Toderian
Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group
416-747-2620
[email protected]

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