Updated Recall: Aloha radiant heater
On 2012-07-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Aloha radiant heater due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2002 for about $16.00. It was originally recalled on 2004-11-09.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Recessed thermal protector may cause a fire hazard if heater is left on while covered by a blanket or similar item.
How can I tell if I own this product?
These electric radiant heaters are Model 02931, with date code 02/07. The model and date code are printed on a silver UL label on the bottom of the heater. The heater is gray, and the name Airtech is printed on the heater.
Information on where these items sold new+: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the heaters from mid-September 2002 through April 2003 for about $16.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
The firm is no longer in business. A remedy is not available. Destroy and discard this recalled product.
UPDATE 07/10/2012: The CPSC has indicated that this firm is no longer in business and that a remedy is not available. Please discard this product.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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