Note: The firm is no longer in business. A remedy is not available. Destroy and discard this recalled product.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 9, 2004

 

Release # 05-041


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms 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: Aloha radiant heater

Units: About 30,000

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

Hazard: Recessed thermal protector may cause a fire hazard if heater is left on while covered by a blanket or similar item.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These electric radiant heaters are Model 02931, with date code 02/07. The model and date code are printed on a silver UL label on the bottom of the heater. The heater is gray, and the name Airtech is printed on the heater.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the heaters from mid-September 2002 through April 2003 for about $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: The firm is out of business. A remedy is no longer available. Destroy and discard the recalled radiant heaters.

Picture of Recalled Aloha radiant heater