Collins International Co. Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Sold at Menards Retail Stores Due To Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2007
Release #08-115

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 877-1889
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Collins International Co. Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Sold at Menards Retail Stores 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: Oscillating Ceramic Heaters

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Collins International Co., Ltd., of Fair Lawn, N.J.

Hazard: The heaters can overheat, smoke, or ignite which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Collins International has received seven reports of the heaters overheating, smoking, or igniting, including four reports of minor property damage to carpets and floors. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 1500 watt oscillating ceramic heaters model EB38005. The heater has a white plastic housing with the name "Heat-Wave" in black on its top. A label on the bottom of the product contains the model and the control number "ETL 3090262."

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Menards’ stores nationwide from September 2006 through March 2007 for about $25.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and return them to the nearest Menards’ store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Collins International toll-free at (866) 877-1889 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web Site at www.collinsinternational.com

Picture of Recalled Oscillating Ceramic Heater