3M Room Air Purifier:

3M issued a recall of the Filtrete Room Air Purifier because they pose a fire hazard.  According to the company, “The ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”

Product Information:

  • Product Name: Filtrete™ room air purifiers
  • Importer: 3M Company, of St. Paul, Minn.
  • Units: About 10,000
  • Recalled Models:
    • Ultra Quiet (number FAP00-RS)- sold from November 2008 through January 2013
    • Maximum Allergen (number FAP00-L)- sold from October 2012 through January 2013
  • Price: About $60
  • Places Sold:
    • Ultra Quiet at Ace Hardware
    • Bi-Mart
    • Do It Best
    • Fred Meyer
    • Handy Hardware Wholesale
    • Nuthouse
    • Orchard Supply
    • Orgill Bros.
    • Petco
    • Rite Aid
    • Strosniders
    • Theisen Farm & Home
    • True Value
    • Online at Amazon.com and others
    • Lowe's (Maximum Allergen)

Click to see a picture of the recalled Filtrete™ room air purifiers.

Injuries To Date:

  • To date, there has been one incident report of the air purifier overheating.
  • To date, there has been one incident report of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire.
  • To date, there have been no reports of personal injuries or property damage.

Replacement Air Purifier:

If you or a loved one has purchased the recalled 3M Air Purifiers, you should immediately unplug the air purifier.  You should then contact 3M to receive a prepaid shipping box to return the product for a free replacement.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers may contact 3M Company at (800) 388-3458.  Consumers may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product?

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of these recalled Air Purifiers, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.