Meijer Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2010
Release #11-053
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 927-8699
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: This recall has been reannounced to include additional units sold

Meijer Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters

Units: About 6,700

Importer: Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufacturer: Ningbo Dongji Electronic Tech Co. LTC, of Ningbo, Dongki, China

Hazard: The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received two reports of incidents involving fires that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Touch Point PTC oscillating ceramic heater with model number PTC-902 and serial numbers between 35005-43008. Model and serial numbers are located on a sticker on the bottom of the heater. The grey/silver colored heaters are about 10 inches tall and have a screen across the front.

Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio from October 2009 through October 2010 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to the nearest Meijer retail store for a full refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer toll-free at (800) 927-8699 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.meijer.com

Recalled ceramic heater