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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 17, 2004

 

Release # 04-098


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Sun-Sational Electric Heater

Units: 150,000

Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Co., of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: Electrical connections inside of the heater can become loose. This could cause the metal portion of the heater to become energized, posing a serious shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled "Sun-Sational" Deluxe Radiant heaters have a metallic gray heating element, white base, and red control knobs. The heater has a label at the base that reads, "SUN-sational" and "Warning: Risk of Fire." The oval-shaped heater has an 800 Watt and 1200 Watt setting and has a sensor to alert users of overheating.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including Sam's Club, between August 1996 and February 2004 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters, unplug, disable and discard them. The firm is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available

Picture of Recalled Heater