Recall: Family Dollar Stores Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heater for Fire Hazard
Family Dollar Stores Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heater for Fire HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Oscillating Ceramic Heaters
Units: About 35,000 (17,000 with consumers)
Importer: Family Dollar Stores, of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The heaters can overheat and smoke, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received three reports of the heaters overheating or smoking. There are no reports of fires and two reports of minor property damage.
Description: The recalled heater is a 1500 watt oscillating ceramic heater. The heater has a white plastic housing with the name "Heat-Wave" in black on its top. A label on the product contains the control number "ETL 3090262."
Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2006 through November 2006 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and return them to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.familydollar.com
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