Updated Recall: Aloha Breeze Portable Electric Heaters
On 2012-07-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Aloha Breeze Portable Electric Heaters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2006 for about $35.00 to $45.00. It was originally recalled on 2008-02-20.
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 7 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The portable electric heater can overheat and melt plastic parts, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves electric oscillating tower heaters with the name "Aloha Breeze" printed on the top. The white heaters have model number 02044 and dates codes 06/06, 06/07, 06/08 or 06/09. Model numbers and date codes are printed on the silver label located on the back of the heater, near the bottom.
These items were sold new+ at Wal-mart and small retail chain stores nationwide from August 2006 through November 2007 for between $35 and $45.
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
Aloha Housewares has received 29 reports of the heaters melting, smoking or catching fire, including 18 reports of property damage. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands and feet.
+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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