Recall: Portable Space Heaters
On 2015-02-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Portable Space Heaters due to a potential electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $40 to $50.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Source Network Sales and Marketing portable space heater recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 2nd recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 484-2066
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What is the problem?
The screws used to attach the back plate to the heater are too short and allow the back plate to detach when removing the heater from the outlet, posing an electrical shock hazard to the user.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall is for Lifepro brand portable infrared quartz space heater models LS-IQH-DMICRO and LS-IQH-MICRO. The recalled heaters are about 6 1/2 inches tall x 5 inches wide x 3 3/4 inches deep and made of black plastic. They have a three-prong plug built into the back to allow them to be plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The Lifepro logo is molded into the front bottom of the heaters. Model LS-IQH-DMICRO is a 400-watt heater with digital display on the top. Model LS-IQH-MICRO is a 450-watt heater with no display. The model name and wattage are printed on a label on the back of each heater below the plug.
These items were sold new+ at Meijer stores, Northern Tool stores, QCI Direct stores and Tuesday Morning stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BJs.com, HomeDepot.com, QCIDirect.com, Samsclub.com, Walmart.com and Wayfair.com from January 2014 through December 2014 for between $40 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 unplug and stop using the recalled space heaters and contact Lifesmart to receive either a free repair kit consisting of four longer screws with instructions on how to install them; a free replacement heater with the modified screws; or a full refund.
Lifesmart at (866) 484-2066 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lifesmartproducts.com and click on 2014-Product-Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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