Consumer product recall

Midea International recalls Garrison Oil-filled Heaters

Starting date:
November 19, 2013
Posting date:
November 19, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-36781

Affected products

Garrison 1500W Oil-Filled Heaters

Product description

This recall involves Garrison 1500W oil-filled heaters. The recalled units can be identified by a silver label attached to the underside of the unit bearing the model number and a manufacturing date code. This recall is limited to units with model number 043-5863-4 and a date code starting with the digits “10”, “11”, or “2012”.

Units with a date code starting with “2013” are not subject to this recall.

Hazard identified

Midea has identified that some units may overheat and burn the comfort switch located inside the metal cage, posing a fire hazard. There have been no reported injuries.

Health Canada has no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these oil heaters.

Number sold

Approximately 110,000 units of the recalled oil heaters were sold exclusively at Canadian Tire stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled oil heaters were sold between September 1, 2010 and September 1, 2013, any units sold after September 1, 2013 are not subject to the recall.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer

Midea International

Guangdong

CHINA

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What you should do

Customers should stop using the affected unit immediately and return it to their local Canadian Tire store for an exchange or refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Midea International’s Customer Support line at 1-855-204-5313, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.