Expanded recall: Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters
On 2011-07-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2009 for about $25. It was originally recalled on 2010-11-23.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Meijer space heater recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2011.
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?
The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This announcement involves previously recalled Touch Point oscillating ceramic heaters with model number PTC-902. The grey/silver color heaters are about 10-inches tall, have a black screen across the front and controls on the top. The model number and UPC code 7-60236-58339 are printed on a metal label/plate on the bottom of the heater. Some models have an additional digit in the UPC code, making it a 12-digit code. In addition, some heaters will have a UPC code 7-13733-29222 sticker on the bottom of the packaging box.
These items were sold new+ at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from October 2009 through April 2011 for about $25. Discount retailers, dollar stores, flea markets and retail liquidators nationwide sold the heaters from November 2010 through April 2011 for various prices. The heaters were sold after the original recall was announced in November 2010.
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 immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to the nearest Meijer retail store for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers who purchased heaters from other retailers should contact Meijer to arrange a refund.
For additional information, contact Meijer at (800)927-8699 between 9 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 has received two reports of incidents involving fires that resulted in property damage. 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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