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Meijer Recalls Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heaters Due to a Fire Hazard

  • Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heater – Model BBC-1500 - Front
  • Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heater – Model BBC-1500 - Back
Name of Product:
Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters
Hazard:
The heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
May 10, 2013
Units:
About 4,560
Consumer Contact

Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime, or online at www.meijer.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help section.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611.  "Touch Point" can be found on the front of the product and the model and date code can be found on a silver sticker on the back side of the product. The heaters were manufactured in June 2011. The heaters are black and measures approximately 30-inches long by 6-inches deep by 12-inches high.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return the product to a Meijer customer service desk for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Meijer has received two reports of overheating incidents, including one report of a fire that resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Meijer stores from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $50. 

Importer:

Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Importer

Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-189
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