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Stopped working Need solid info on recall

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  • sinid2 Oct 20, 2008

    The Air Purifier just stopped working from one day to another.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    It just stopped working...

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The recall had to stop because of the chapter 11 they filed. If you goto CNN.com and check their archives, there is an article listed in their site about it.

There are articles on the internet about the lawsuit between Consumer Reports and Sharper Image as well.

The EPA has an article on their website as well about the harmful effects of using ionizers as well.

You can also find on the internet articles about Conusmer Products Safety Commission releasing a report on all ionizers by the end of the year that could stop the sale of them altogether.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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