Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Sunbeam has received more than 130 reports of model HCH1823M ceramic heaters either unexpectedly overheating or stop working. There has been one report of smoke inhalation and 10 reports of minor property damage.

Recall date: May 29, 2014
Recall number: 14-195
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Holmes Ceramic Heaters

Hazard:

The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Sunbeam Products at (800) 834-0056 anytime, or online at www.holmesproducts.com and click on “Ceramic Heater Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 151,600

Description

This recall involves Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters sold in black, purple, red, blue and white. The rectangular heaters included in the recall are about 12 inches tall, 8 ½  inches wide and 5 ½ inches deep and have model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The “Holmes” logo is on the bottom front of the unit and two knobs controlling the fan and the thermostat are on the top. The heater adjusts between a high and low heat setting and a fan only setting.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheating, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam Products, Inc. for instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

Sold at

Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from August 2013 to March 2014 for about $30.

Distributor

Sunbeam Products, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in

China

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