Consumer product recall

Portable Electric Heaters: Climate Keeper Ceramic Heater Fan and Climate Keeper Deluxe Ceramic Heater - Oscillating

Starting date:
July 25, 2012
Posting date:
July 25, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-14923

Affected products

Portable Electric Heaters: Climate Keeper Ceramic Heater Fan and Climate Keeper Deluxe Ceramic Heater - Oscillating

Product description

This recall involves two models of 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters. Both models have a fan, two dials on top, a wire mesh panel in front and the name "Climate Keeper" and a label on the bottom with the model number and ETL 3130679.

Model #FH107A has grey plastic housing, while model #PTC-902T is an oscillating heater with silver-grey plastic housing, a molded handle on top of the heater and a small extra button between the two dials which controls the oscillation.

Hazard identified

The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.

The affected heaters have been recalled in the United States and are certified to Canadian Standards by Intertek and labeled with a Canadian certification mark, which means they can potentially be available in Canada as well.

Big Lots in the United States has received four reports of the products overheating and melting. There are no reports of injury, fire or property damage.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these heaters.

Number sold

There were no affected heaters distributed in Canada by the company. However, as the heaters are approved for sale in Canada, there may be some present in the Canadian market through other channels.

Time period sold

The affected heaters were sold only in the United States from September 2010 through March 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Ningbo Dongji Electronic Technology Co.
Ningbo
CHINA
Importer
Big Lots
Columbus
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products immediately and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Big Lots toll-free at 1-866-244-5687 between 9 AM through 5 PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the [NJS_FILE:6e5a40a6-dfcc-4841-89fd-157b05f7a8d6:80acb324-3a04-4afb-8207-3352b8a74631].