|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 877-1889
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: Oscillating Ceramic Heaters
Units: About 20,000
Importer: Collins International Co., Ltd., of Fair Lawn, N.J.
Hazard: The heaters can overheat, smoke, or ignite which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Collins International has received seven reports of the heaters overheating, smoking, or igniting, including four reports of minor property damage to carpets and floors. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 1500 watt oscillating ceramic heaters model EB38005. The heater has a white plastic housing with the name "Heat-Wave" in black on its top. A label on the bottom of the product contains the model and the control number "ETL 3090262."
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Menards' stores nationwide from September 2006 through March 2007 for about $25.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and return them to the nearest Menards' store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Collins International toll-free at (866) 877-1889 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web Site at www.collinsinternational.com
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.
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