Recall: Climate Keeper Portable Space Heater and Portable Oscillating Space Heater
On 2012-06-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Climate Keeper Portable Space Heater and Portable Oscillating Space Heater due to a potential fire or electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2010 for about $20 to $25.
About 70,000 units are involved in this Big Lots space heater recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 244-5687
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What is the problem?
The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall is of two models of 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters. Both models have a fan, two dials on top, a wire mesh panel in front and the name "Climate Keeper" and a label on the bottom with the model number and ETL 3130679. Model #FH107A has grey plastic housing. Model #PTC-902T is an oscillating heater with silver-grey plastic housing, a molded handle on top of the heater and a small extra button between the two dials which controls the oscillation.
These items were sold new+ at Big Lots stores nationwide from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $20 for Model #FH107A and $25 for Model #PTC-902T.
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:
Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and return it to a Big Lots store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866)244-5687 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.biglots.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Big Lots has received four reports of the product overheating and melting. There are no reports of injury, fire or property damage.
+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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