Recall: TrueLiving Electric Space Heater Fans
On 2011-02-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding TrueLiving Electric Space Heater Fans due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2010 for about $15.
About 50,000 units are involved in this Atico 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 3rd 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.
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What is the problem?
These heaters have caught fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The heaters can be identified by the following model and item numbers and universal product codes (UPC):
Model numbers are found on a silver colored sticker on the bottom of the unit. Additionally, the heaters are marked with manufacturing dates between 6/1/2010 and 8/30/2010. The date code appears as "DATE CODE: 0610"
A different type of TrueLiving heater was also recalled by Atico. Information can be found here: http://wemakeitsafer.com/TrueLiving-Portable-Quartz-Radiant-Heaters-Recall-396242-337934
These items were sold new+ at Dollar General Stores from September 2010 to December 2010. The heater fans sold for about $15.
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 Dollar General Store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (866)448-7856 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.aticousa.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Atico has received eight reports of the A14B1053 Heater Fan overheating. Reports included one report of damage to an electrical outlet and wall and one report of flames coming out of the front of the unit. Additionally, reports included incidents of smoke and melting of the plastic casing.
+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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