Climate Control Footrests Recalled by Fellowes Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 25, 2010.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Fellowes Climate Control Footrests

Units: About 1,000

Importer: Fellowes, Inc., of Itasca, Ill.

Hazard: The footrest’s fan can become blocked and overheat when used in the upright position, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled footrests are black and made of plastic. The Fellowes brand item #80309 can be found on the serial label at the bottom side of the footrest, which can be identified by Revision or letter “A” on the label, which appears after the date code.

Sold by: Business to Business resellers only, including Office Depot Business Services Division, SP Richards, Staples Advantage, United Stationers, Tri-Mega, and WW Grainger. These products were not sold in retail locations. The footrests sold from October 2009 through January 2010 for about $73.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heated footrest and contact Fellowes to arrange for the return and replacement of the product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fellowes at 800-955-3344 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT or visit the firm’s Web site at