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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm Contact Number: (800) 233-0268
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: Lasko Ceramic Heaters
Units: About 1.2 million
Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: The heater's cord can overheat where it enters the base of the unit, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received 28 reports of failed power cords, including six reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Lasko ceramic heaters manufactured in 2005. Model numbers included in the recall are: 5132, 5345, 5362, 5364, 5420, 5532, 5534 and 5566. Model numbers are located on the bottom of the unit or at the rear of the base of the heaters.
Sold at: Major retailers, home centers and discount department stores nationwide from September 2005 through April 2006 for between $20 and $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and contact Lasko to receive a free replacement heater.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lasko at (800) 233-0268 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Laskoproducts.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– 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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