The air purifier's cartridge can overheat, posing a risk of fire. P3 has received 10 reports of purifiers melting or catching fire.
The recalled air purifier is a tabletop model that is about 6" x 3 1/2" x 11 1/4". The unit has a removable cartridge with a silver-colored handle. The recall involves model number P4620 with lot numbers beginning with either 03 or 04 or having no lot number. The lot number is located on the bottom of the air purifier. No other models or lot numbers are included in this recall.
They were sold at various retailers nationwide from January 2003 through July 2004 for between $60 and $90.
Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled air purifier immediately, and contact the firm for a free replacement cartridge.
For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 734-0449 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.getnewcartridge.com