Lifesmart Recalls Lifepro Brand Portable Mini Space Heaters Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

The back plate can detach when removing the heater from the outlet.

Recall date: February 04, 2015
Recall number: 15-071
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  • LifePro portable space heater model LS-IQH-DMICRO

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    LifePro portable space heater model LS-IQH-DMICRO

  • LifePro portable space heater model LS-IQH-MICRO

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    LifePro portable space heater model LS-IQH-MICRO

  • Model name and wattage are printed on a label on the back of each heater.

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    Model name and wattage are printed on a label on the back of each heater.

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Portable Space Heaters

Hazard:

The screws used to attach the back plate to the heater are too short and allow the back plate to detach when removing the heater from the outlet, posing an electrical shock hazard to the user.

Consumer Contact:

Lifesmart at (866) 484-2066 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lifesmartproducts.com and click on 2014-Product-Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 17,000

Description

This recall is for Lifepro brand portable infrared quartz space heater models LS-IQH-DMICRO and LS-IQH-MICRO. The recalled heaters are about 6 1/2 inches tall x 5 inches wide x 3 3/4 inches deep and made of black plastic. They have a three-prong plug built into the back to allow them to be plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The Lifepro logo is molded into the front bottom of the heaters. Model LS-IQH-DMICRO is a 400-watt heater with digital display on the top. Model LS-IQH-MICRO is a 450-watt heater with no display. The model name and wattage are printed on a label on the back of each heater below the plug.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled space heaters and contact Lifesmart to receive either a free repair kit consisting of four longer screws with instructions on how to install them; a free replacement heater with the modified screws; or a full refund.

Sold at

Meijer stores, Northern Tool stores, QCI Direct stores and Tuesday Morning stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BJs.com, HomeDepot.com, QCIDirect.com, Samsclub.com, Walmart.com and Wayfair.com from January 2014 through December 2014 for between $40 and $50.

Importer(s)

Source Network Sales and Marketing, LLC d/b/a/ lifesmart, of Plano, Texas

Manufactured in

China

  • LifePro portable space heater model LS-IQH-DMICRO

  • LifePro portable space heater model LS-IQH-MICRO

  • Model name and wattage are printed on a label on the back of each heater.