Recall date: June 20, 2012
Recall number: 12-200

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Portable Space Heater and Portable Oscillating Space Heater
Hazard:
The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.biglots.com

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 70,500
Description:

The "Climate Keeper" heaters can overheat and melt. Big Lots has received reports of the product overheating and melting.

Description:

This recall is of two models of 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters. Both models have a fan, two dials on top, a wire mesh panel in front and the name "Climate Keeper" and a label on the bottom with the model number and ETL 3130679. Model #FH107A has grey plastic housing. Model #PTC-902T is an oscillating heater with silver-grey plastic housing, a molded handle on top of the heater and a small extra button between the two dials which controls the oscillation.

Incidents/Injuries:

Big Lots has received four reports of the product overheating and melting. There are no reports of injury, fire or property damage.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and return it to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

Sold Exclusively At:

Big Lots stores nationwide from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $20 for Model #FH107A and $25 for Model #PTC-902T.

Manufactured In:
China