Air King Limited Canada recalls Wall Anchors supplied with Air King Valencia Range Hoods

Starting date:
March 21, 2019
Posting date:
March 21, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69004

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Air King Limited (Canada)

Affected products

Wall Anchors supplied with Air King Valencia Range Hoods

Product description

This recall involves the wall anchors supplied with Air King Valencia 30" and 36" wall mounted range hoods manufactured from 2009 to 2018. This recall is only for the VAL and ESVAL series hoods manufactured in the United States.

The following range hoods are affected by the recall:
Series Model Number UPC
VAL VAL30B, VAL30BLK 083162116611
VAL30B-AB 083162902368
VAL30S, VAL30SS 083162116819
VAL30SAB, VAL30S-AB 083162116826
VAL30W, VAL30WHT 083162116314
VAL30W-AB 083162902351
VAL36B, VAL36BLK 083162117618
VAL36B-AB 083162902399
VAL36S, VAL36SS 083162117816
VAL36SAB, VAL36S-AB 083162902405
VAL36W 083162117311
VAL36W-AB 083162902382
VALSSE 083162902863
TVWS930SS 067732150519
SVAL ESVAL30, ESVAL30SS 083162116833
ESVAL30B, ESVAL30BL 083162931016
ESVAL30W, ESVAL30WH 083162931047
ESVAL36, ESVAL36SS 083162117823
ESVAL36BL 083162931030
ESVAL36W 083162931061

 

Hazard identified

If installed using the supplied wall anchors, and not secured to a wall stud, the range hood may pull away from the wall, posing an injury hazard.

As of January 24, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.  In the United States, the company has received one report of minor property damage to the cook top and no report of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 3,241 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 5,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada and the United States from January 2009 to December 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in USA

Companies

Distributor
Air King Limited (Canada)
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Air King America, LLC
Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately contact Air King Limited (Canada) for instructions on how to determine if the wall anchors supplied with their range hood are included in this recall and to receive replacement wall anchors.

For more information, consumers may contact the company's customer service by telephone toll-free at 1-877-304-3785, by email (or by visiting the company's website.

Consumers may 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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.