CPSC: 19,000 Honeywell Portable Electric Heaters Recalled for Burn Hazards

01/13/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Southborough, MA — Kaz USA Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voluntarily recalled about 19,000 Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters for burn hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 12, 2012.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the heater’s internal housing, including the fan, heating element and circuitry, can detach, which poses a burn hazard to consumers.

“This recall includes Honeywell Surround Select Series portable electric heaters with model numbers HZ-420, HZ-430, and HZ-440 and five-digit date codes that have 11 as the last two digits. The heaters are black or white cylinders with a handle on top. The model number is stamped into the plastic on the bottom of the heater. The date code is located on the metal prongs of the heater’s electrical plug. ‘Honeywell’ and ‘Surround Heat’ are printed on the front of the heaters. This heater was distributed by Kaz USA under license from Honeywell,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact Kaz for a full refund, as well as unplugging and discontinue using the heaters.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Kaz at (800) 370-8137 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.kaz.com/recall.

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