Around 6,100 fan heaters have been voluntarily recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced.
Product: Touch Point Forced Air Heater
Made By: Meijer Inc., the heaters were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20.
Why it’s being recalled: Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
Description: The recall affects 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..
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund. For more information, Consumers can 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.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.