Consumer product recall

Stelpro Design and Uniwatt construction heaters recalled due to fire hazard

Starting date:
April 10, 2019
Posting date:
April 10, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-04-10


  • Product:
    Stelpro Design and Uniwatt construction heaters
  • Issue:
    The heating elements may be defective, posing a fire hazard.
  • What to do:
    Stop using and disconnect the appliance.

Affected products

Stelpro Design and Uniwatt construction heaters

Product description

This recall concerns 4,800 watt construction heaters manufactured by Stelpro Design and Uniwatt. The heaters were manufactured between January 2000 and April 2009. The model number and manufacturing date are indicated on a plaque on the back of the appliance.


The following models are being recalled:
Brand Model Description Manufacturing date
Stelpro Design PCH48T 

4,800 W

Red or yellow

Between January 2000 and April 2009
Uniwatt UCH48T

4,800 W

Red or yellow



Hazard identified

The heating elements of the construction heaters may be defective, posing an electrical arcing and fire hazard.

As of April 2, 2019, the company has received eight reports of fire; no injuries were reported in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 199, 660 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2000 to April 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada



Stelpro Design Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should disconnect and stop using the recalled heaters immediately. Stelpro Design Inc. may be contacted to obtain a rebate on a replacement appliance.

For more information, contact Stelpro Design Inc. client service toll free at 1-844-783-5776, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern time), from Monday to Friday, or visit the company's website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.