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CPSC, DESA Heating Products and Scheu Manufacturing Co. Announce Recall of Propane Heaters

Note: Firm out of business. Remedy no longer available. Consumers should discard the product.

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Recall Date:
April 05, 2005

Recall Details

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.

Picture of Recalled HD 15 Heater

Picture of Recalled HD 30 Heater Heater

Picture of Regulator

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