3M has announced a recall of approximately 10,000 Filtrete air purifiers. The white, plastic air purifiers plug into the wall, and have a two-speed fan knob on the top of the unit. The two recalled units are the Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAO00-L. The products begin with serial number E, F, G, H, I or J. The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the air purifier. The Ultra Quiet model was sold from November 2008 through January 2013 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 Hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and others. The Maximum Allergen model was sold from October 2012 through January 2013 at Lowe’s stores. The retail price of both units is around $60. Consumers that have purchased a recalled air purifier may contact the 3M Customer Helpline at 1-800-388-3458 for return information.
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