|July 6, 2010
Marley Engineered Products Recalls Baseboard Heaters Sold at Grainger Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Dayton Electric Baseboard Heaters
Units: About 30
Manufacturer: Marley Engineered Products LLC, of Bennettsville, S.C.
Hazard: The baseboard heaters are labeled for 240 or 208 volt use. However, some of the heaters have an internal heater built for a maximum of 120 volts. If the heater is connected to a 240 or 208 volt electrical circuit as directed, the unit could catch fire.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Dayton 240/208 volt model 3UG82D electric baseboard heaters. The white, rectangular heaters are 30 inches long by 6 3/4 inches high by 2 7/8 inches deep. A nameplate on the bottom right side of the base has "Dayton Electric Mfg. Co.," model 3UG82D and date code 1209. Only heaters purchased after December 21, 2009 with a date code of "1209" are included in this recall. The recalled heaters have yellow and white wires inside the panel where the heater connects to the power source. Heaters with red and black wire are not included in this recall.
Sold exclusively at: Grainger branch stores nationwide from December 2009 through March 2010 for about $50.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and inspect the product's nameplate to determine whether it is involved in the recall. Consumers with affected heaters should disconnect the product at the circuit breaker or fuse. A qualified electrician should inspect the color of the wires inside the heater's electrical access panel to determine if the wires are yellow and white. Consumers should return the affected heaters to Marley for a free replacement. Marley will pay reasonable labor charges required to inspect and exchange units. Marley is directly notifying known consumers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Marley at (800) 642-4328 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.marleymep.com
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