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Kaz USA Recalls Honeywell Portable Electric Heaters Due to Burn Hazard

  • HZ-430                                     HZ-440\n
  • Location of date code
Name of Product:
Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters
Hazard:
The heater's internal housing, including the fan, heating element and circuitry, can detach, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
January 12, 2012
Units:
About 19,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Kaz at (800) 370-8137 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.kaz.com/recall

Recall Details

Description:

This recall includes Honeywell Surround Select Series portable electric heaters with model numbers HZ-420, HZ-430, and HZ-440 and five-digit date codes that have 11 as the last two digits. The heaters are black or white cylinders with a handle on top. The model number is stamped into the plastic on the bottom of the heater. The date code is located on the metal prongs of the heater's electrical plug. "Honeywell" and "Surround Heat" are printed on the front of the heaters. This heater was distributed by Kaz USA under license from Honeywell.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the heaters and contact Kaz for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Best Buy, Meijer and Walmart stores nationwide from July 2011 through December 2011 for between $50 and $70.
Manufacturer(s):
Ningbo Honecho Industry Co., Ltd. of China
Distributor(s):
Kaz USA Inc., of Southborough, Mass.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-087
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