Recall: Touch Point Forced Air Heaters
On 2012-02-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Touch Point Forced Air Heaters due to a potential fire and electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $20.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Meijer air heater recall. Instance(s) of property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 927-8699
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What is the problem?
Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Touch Point brand oscillating forced air fan heaters with model number HW-218 and date code 0811. The model number and date code are on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater. Universal Product Code (UPC) 7-13733-30927-1 is on the bottom of the packaging. The heaters are white, 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 8 inches deep. They have two round control knobs and a red warning light on the top front, and a black on/off switch on the front base that controls the fan's oscillation. The words "Touch Point" appear on the right front of the heater's base.
These items were sold new+ at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20.
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 heaters and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Meijer at (800)927-8699 between8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.meijer.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Meijer received one report of a unit's base burning, melting and damaging the carpet beneath it. 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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