Recall: Sunbeam Holmes Ceramic Heaters
On 2014-05-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Sunbeam Holmes Ceramic Heaters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2013 for about $30.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Sunbeam space 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 4th recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 834-0056
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What is the problem?
The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters sold in black, purple, red, blue and white. The rectangular heaters included in the recall are about 12 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep and have model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The "Holmes" logo is on the bottom front of the unit and two knobs controlling the fan and the thermostat are on the top. The heater adjusts between a high and low heat setting and a fan only setting.
These items were sold new+ at Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from August 2013 to March 2014 for about $30.
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 recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam Products, Inc. for instructions on how to obtain a full refund.
Sunbeam Products at (800) 834-0056 anytime, or online at www.holmesproducts.com and click on "Ceramic Heater Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheating, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring.
+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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