Consumer Safety: Fire Risks Prompt Meijer to Recall Oscillating Ceramic Heaters
11/23/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Grand Rapids, MI—Meijer, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, voluntarily recalled about 6,700 Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters due to fire and burn hazards they pose. The CPSC announced the defective product recall on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.
Meijer initiated the recall of Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters upon discovering that the heater’s oscillating mechanism has the potential to short out, leaving consumers susceptible to fire hazards.
The Michigan-based importer received word of two incidents in which the flaw caused a fire to ignite, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled ceramic heaters as of yet.
According to the CPSC news release, “This recall involves Touch Point PTC oscillating ceramic heater with model number PTC-902 and serial numbers between 35005-43008. Model and serial numbers are located on a sticker on the bottom of the heater. The grey/silver colored heaters are about 10 inches tall and have a screen across the front.”
The risky Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters were made available for purchase at Meijer stores in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio between October 2009 and October 2010. The product cost approximately $25.
Consumers have been advised to cease use of the flawed ceramic heaters and return them to the nearest Meijer retail store to obtain a full reimbursement.
For more information concerning the product safety recall, Meijer can be contacted toll-free at (866) 280-8419 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at www.meijer.com.
Phone: (866) 598-1315
Url: Sandra Quinlan: West Palm Beach Injury News