Name of product:
Forced Air Heater
Hazard:
Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
February 22, 2012
Units:
About 6,102
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.meijer.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Touch Point brand oscillating forced air fan heaters with model number HW-218 and date code 0811. The model number and date code are on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater. Universal Product Code (UPC) 7-13733-30927-1 is on the bottom of the packaging. The heaters are white, 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 8 inches deep. They have two round control knobs and a red warning light on the top front, and a black on/off switch on the front base that controls the fan's oscillation. The words "Touch Point" appear on the right front of the heater's base.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Meijer received one report of a unit's base burning, melting and damaging the carpet beneath it. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At:

Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20.

Importer(s):

Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-115