Name of Product: Ventilation fans

Hazard: The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fans and contact Broan to receive a free replacement fan.

Consumer Contact: Broan-NuTone at 800-637-1453 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at  and click on “L500 Series Recall Notice” for more information.

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Units: About 450 in U.S. (in addition, 200 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. The fans were sold in nine brands and have the model information printed on the specification label affixed to the blower assembly. Fans included in the recall are:

Brand Name

Model Number


L500, L500K, L500KL, L500L, S97014819, S97014820, S99080487

Twin City Fan

T500, T500L



Acme Eng and Mfg Co

VQL500, VQ500

WW Grainger

1AAD3, 4TR58, 4TR59, 4YG83

Captive Aire


American CoolAir


Solar and Palau

FFC500, FF500

American Coolair Corp.


 Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Heating, plumbing and building supply retailers nationwide and online from February 2016 through March 2016 for about $240.

Manufacturer: Broan-NuTone LLC, of Hartford, Wis.

Manufactured in: U.S.

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at