FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 14, 1996

 

Release # 96-184


WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC,Caframo Limited of Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, is recalling 2,460 "Ceramic Furnace" electric space heaters (model 9301T). The heaters' fan motors may overheat, presenting an electric shock and fire hazard.

CPSC and Caframo are not aware of any injuries involving these space heaters. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The heaters measure 6.75 inches high, 5.5 inches wide, and five inches deep. The front of the heater is labelled in part, "Caframo Ceramic Furnace" in red lettering. The model number appears on a white label on the bottom of the heater.

The space heaters were sold nationwide primarily through marine and RV supply distributors from August 1993 through December 1995 for about $70.

Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and contact Caframo at (800)399-0708. Caframo will arrange free pick up of the recalled heater from the consumer's home, and will send the consumer a free replacement heater of greater value.