Updated Recall: Lasko Ceramic Heaters
On 2012-04-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Lasko Ceramic Heaters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $20.00 to $50.00. It was originally recalled on 2007-06-28.
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.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 233-0268
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What is the problem?
The heater's cord can overheat where it enters the base of the unit, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Lasko ceramic heaters manufactured in 2005. Model numbers included in the recall are: 5132, 5345, 5362, 5364, 5420, 5532, 5534 and 5566. Model numbers are located on the bottom of the unit or at the rear of the base of the heaters.
These items were sold new+ at Major retailers, home centers and discount department stores nationwide from September 2005 through April 2006 for between $20 and $50.
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 immediately stop using the heaters and contact Lasko to receive a free replacement heater.
For additional information, contact Lasko at (800)233-0268 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Laskoproducts.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lasko has received 28 reports of failed power cords, including six reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
+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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