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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 23, 2004

 

Release # 05-056


WASHINGTON, D.C. - (The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced voluntary recalls 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: Lakewood MPH-25 fan-forced mini-personal electric heater.

Units: About 18,000

Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Hazard: Fire hazard if an electrical failure leads to overheating and melting of plastic parts.

Incidents/Injuries: Lakewood is aware of three incidents where the heater failed, causing plastic parts to melt. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The electric heater is a small white plastic heater with these dimensions: 6 ? x 7 x 3 inches. It has a gray grill and a gray knob. The Lakewood logo appears in gray letters on top of the heater. The model number "MPH-25" is embossed or appears on a sticker label on the bottom of the heater.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide from August 2001 through November 2004 for about $13 to $15.

Manufactured in: China

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  Mini-Personal Heater