Note: Firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available. Please disable and discard the product.

CPSC, Lakewood Announce Recall of Oil-Filled Electric Heaters

The recalled heaters are portable electric radiator-style heaters with six fins, one of which has the control panel attached to it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 26, 2005

 

Release # 05-094


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Model 5101 oil-filled electric radiator heaters

Units: 70,000

Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Mfg. Co., of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: Welds can rupture, expelling hot oil that can burn nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lakewood is aware of 28 reports of incidents, including one burn injury from spewing oil. An additional 14 heaters with ruptured welds have been returned to Lakewood.

Description: The recalled heaters are portable electric radiator-style heaters with six fins, one of which has the control panel attached to it. The units are grayish-white in color and have the name "Lakewood" printed below the handle indentation on the control panel. The model number "5101" is printed on the UL label on the lower right side of the control panel.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide, including Wal-Mart and Ace Hardware, from August 2004 through November 13, 2004 for between $34 and $40.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters, unplug, disable and discard them. The firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available.
Picture of Recalled Oil-Filled Electric Heater