Note: Firm out of business. Remedy no longer available. Consumers should discard the product.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2005
Release # 05-148
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: "ALL-PRO", "Reddy Heater" and "MASTER" Infrared (Tank Top) Propane Heaters
Units: About 88,000
Importers: DESA Heating Products, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Scheu Manufacturing Co., of Upland, Calif.
Hazard: The plastic ring on the heater's regulator can crack, causing gas to leak out if the propane tank and heater regulator are turned on. This can create a fire hazard if an ignition source is present.
Incidents/Injuries: The firms have received four reports of incidents involving minor burns to the hand and two cases of minor property damage.
Description: DESA and Scheu portable propane infrared (tank top) heaters with the following model names and number are involved in this recall: All-Pro (SPC-15R & SPC-30R), Reddy Heater (HD15A & HD30A) and MASTER (TT15A & TT30A). Reddy, ALL-PRO and Master Heaters imported by DESA have serial numbers between 016,000,000 and 016,159,999. All-Pro heaters imported by Scheu have serial numbers beginning with a "C" or "D" prefix. The model and serial numbers are on the carton and on the heater. The designation "Made in China" is on the carton and warning label attached to the heater. This recall involves only heaters made in China with the serial numbers listed above and does not include those made in Mexico or in China with different serial numbers. The heaters made in Mexico have the same or similar model numbers, but show "Made in Mexico" on the carton and warning label and use the prefix "M" in the serial number. There have been no problems with the Mexican heaters and they are not to be returned.
Sold at: Home centers and hardware stores nationwide from September 2002 through January 2005 for between $45 and $120.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using this heater immediately. The firm is out of business. A remedy is no longer available. Consumers should discard the product.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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