3M recalls room air purifiers due to fire hazard

3M is recalling its Filtrete branded air purifiers. The company said the ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 3M has received two incident reports: one of an air purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported. 

The air purifiers are white, made of plastic and plug into the wall. They measure about 19 ins. tall by 8 ins. wide with a 13-in.-tall by 4.5-in.-wide air filter. They have a two-speed fan knob with Filtrete embossed on the top. The two recalled models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L, which was sold only at Lowe's stores. The products serial numbers begin with E, F, G, H, I or J, and the model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the product.

The FAP00-RS model was sold from November 2008 through January 2013, and the FAP00-L model was sold from October 2012 through January 2013, both for about $60.