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CPSC, King of Fans Inc. Announce Recall of Oil-Filled Radiator Heaters

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Recall Date:
December 01, 2005

Recall Details

December 1, 2005
Release #06-044
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 443-1291


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: Maxi-Heat™ Electric Oil-Filled Radiator Heater

Units: About 202,000

Distributor: King of Fans Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hazard: Welds in the heating fins can break, allowing oil to leak. This poses a burn and fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: King of Fans Inc. has received 81 reports of incidents involving leaking oil. Two minor burns were reported, along with two reports of falls in the oil.

Description: The portable electric radiator-style heaters have seven fins, one of which has the control panel attached to it. The units are gray with a black control panel. "Maxi-Heat™" is printed below the handle indentation on the control panel. The model number 70030 and date codes 0705 and 0805 are printed on the UL label on the lower right side of the control panel. The following purchase order numbers are located on the bottom of the radiator heater's packaging: 56199910, 56199924, 56199961, 57105731, 57105732, 57100092, 57100089, 57100086, 57105685, and 57105686.

Sold at: The Home Depot stores in the Northeast and Midwest from October 2005 through November 2005 for about $35.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters and unplug them. Return the recalled heaters to a Home Depot store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact King of Fans toll-free at (866) 443-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at


Picture of Recalled Electric Oil-Filled Radiator Heater








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