Note: Firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available. Please discard or destroy the product.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Heater Recall Hotline: (866) 757-6649

May 9, 2001

 

Release # 01-147

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Vermont Castings, Majestic Products (VCMP), of Ontario, Canada, recalled about 3,900 space heaters. Overheating inside the space heaters can cause the exterior to become extremely hot, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

VCMP had received three reports of the space heaters overheating, resulting in scorched floors and wall coverings. No injuries have been reported

The recalled heaters are white with a silver grill cover. The vent-less heaters have the name "Vermont Castings" on the label directly below the grill. The heater model numbers start with the letters VBVH or VPVH and can be found on a rating plate on the left side of the heater. Independent retailers in the southeastern U.S. sold these recalled heaters from August 2000 to January 2001 for $200 to $400.

Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and discard or destroy them. The company is no longer in business and a remedy is no longer available.

Picture of Recalled Space Heaters