The air purifier's cartridge can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
P3 has received 10 reports of purifiers melting or catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
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.
Various retailers nationwide including mail-order and Internet retailers from January 2003 through July 2004 for between $60 and $90.
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.