Recall: Coleman Patio Heaters
On 2005-09-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Coleman Patio Heaters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2004 for about $500 to $600.
About 6,000 units are involved in this TPA Metal and Machinery patio heater recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Fire Pits & Heaters category in 2005.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The regulators on these products can leak propane when the propane cylinder is turned on and the product is not in use. This can pose a fire or explosion hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes Coleman Gas Grills with model numbers 5100, 5300, 5400, 5600, 6000 and 7700. The model name and number can be found directly on the front of the grills.
Gas Grills were also recalled for the same hazard.
These items were sold new+ at Lowes, Expo Design Centers and various pool and patio retailers nationwide. The patio heaters were sold from June 2004 through July 2005 for between $500 and $600.
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 heaters immediately and contact Coleman for a free replacement regulator assembly. Once the regulator is replaced, the heater may be used.
Call The Coleman Company, Inc. toll-free at (866)584-8587 anytime, or log on to the company's Web site at www.coleman.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Coleman has received 98 reports of these regulators leaking propane. Coleman has received no reports of injuries 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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