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Resource ID: #21838
Subject: Consumer Affairs
Source: KIRO-TV (Seattle)
Date: May 12, 2004



After KIRO-TV produced this story, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a nationwide recall of millions of oscillating fans. A fire investigator took an SMC brand oscillating fan to his lab, plugged it in, and let it run 8 hours per day for 5 days. During the fifth day, the fan burst into flames.

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