Portable Electric Heaters Recalled by Aloha Housewares Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 20, 2008
Revised April 29, 2013
Release #08-198
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note:  The firm is out of business. A remedy is no longer available. Destroy and discard the recalled portable electric heaters.
 

Portable Electric Heaters Recalled by Aloha Housewares 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: Portable Electric Heaters

Units: About 152,000

Importer/Distributor: Aloha Housewares Inc., of Arlington, Texas

Hazard: The portable electric heater can overheat and melt plastic parts, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Aloha Housewares has received 29 reports of the heaters melting, smoking or catching fire, including 18 reports of property damage. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands and feet.

Description: This recall involves electric oscillating tower heaters with the name "Aloha Breeze" printed on the top. The white heaters have model number 02044 and dates codes 06/06, 06/07, 06/08 or 06/09. Model numbers and date codes are printed on the silver label located on the back of the heater, near the bottom.

Sold at: Wal-mart and small retail chain stores nationwide from August 2006 through November 2007 for between $35 and $45.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and destroy and discard them. The firm is out of business. A remedy is no longer available.


Picture of Recalled Portable Electric Heater