Updated recall: Legacy Propane Infrared Plaque Heaters
On 2010-01-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Legacy Propane Infrared Plaque Heaters due to a potential carbon monoxide poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $156 to $290. It was originally recalled on 2005-12-20.
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 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Carbon monoxide hazard. A non-specification gasket around the heating plaques could allow heater carbon monoxide emissions to leak into the area in which the heater is being used.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The heaters are propane infrared plaque space heaters sold after September 1, 2005. The units are rectangular in shape and the casing has a white finish. The heaters can be mounted on walls or stand on the floor. The name "Legacy" is centered on the front of the heater immediately below the grill. Affected units have one of the following model numbers:
The model number is located on the right side panel of the unit. All of the heaters were listed by the Canadian Standards Association.
These items were sold new+ at Heating and hardware retailers, and HVAC dealers in the U.S. sold these heaters from September 2005 through November 2005 for between $156 and $290.
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, and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should discard or destroy the product.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No injuries or incidents of property damage 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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