Recall: Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters
On 2013-05-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $50.
About 5,000 units are involved in this Meijer 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 2nd recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2013.
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 heaters can overheat, 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 recall involves Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611. "Touch Point" can be found on the front of the product and the model and date code can be found on a silver sticker on the back side of the product. The heaters were manufactured in June 2011. The heaters are black and measures approximately 30-inches long by 6-inches deep by 12-inches high.
These items were sold new+ at Meijer stores from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $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 stop using the recalled heaters and return the product to a Meijer customer service desk for a full refund.
Meijer at (800)927-8699 anytime, or online at www.meijer.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help section.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Meijer has received two reports of overheating incidents, including one report of a fire that resulted in minor 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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