Recall: ALL-PRO, Reddy Heater and MASTER Infrared (Tank Top) Propane Heaters
On 2005-04-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding ALL-PRO, Reddy Heater and MASTER Infrared (Tank Top) Propane Heaters due to a potential carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2002 for about $45.00 to $120.00.
About 90,000 units are involved in this heater recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st 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 plastic ring on the heater's regulator can crack, causing gas to leak out if the propane tank and heater regulator are turned on. This can create a fire hazard if an ignition source is present.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
DESA and Scheu portable propane infrared (tank top) heaters with the following model names and number are involved in this recall: All-Pro (SPC-15R & SPC-30R), Reddy Heater (HD15A & HD30A) and MASTER (TT15A & TT30A). Reddy, ALL-PRO and Master Heaters imported by DESA have serial numbers between 016,000,000 and 016,159,999. All-Pro heaters imported by Scheu have serial numbers beginning with a C or D prefix. The model and serial numbers are on the carton and on the heater. The designation Made in China is on the carton and warning label attached to the heater. This recall involves only heaters made in China with the serial numbers listed above and does not include those made in Mexico or in China with different serial numbers. The heaters made in Mexico have the same or similar model numbers, but show Made in Mexico on the carton and warning label and use the prefix M in the serial number. There have been no problems with the Mexican heaters and they are not to be returned.
These items were sold new+ at Home centers and hardware stores nationwide from September 2002 through January 2005 for between $45 and $120.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using this heater immediately and return it to the location where you purchased it to obtain a free replacement. If consumers have any questions concerning this recall, they should contact their local retailer or DESA.
Contact DESA toll-free at (866)279-3225 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the DESA Web site www.desatech.com.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firms have received four reports of incidents involving minor burns to the hand and two cases of minor 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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