Recall: Fire Hazard Prompts Recall Of Ceramic Heaters

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Originally Issued December 6, 1989, Revised April 23, 2007

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Release # 90-022


Fire Hazard Prompts Recall Of Ceramic Heaters

WASHINGTON -- The Micromar Manufacturing Corporation is recalling all Heat Machine model HMB2000tc/vhc ceramic portable electric space heaters, sold nationwide since September of this year, to correct a possible fire hazard.

Micromar of London, Ontario, Canada began the voluntary recall program in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission because they found that a potentially defective component had been used in the heaters which could possibly cause a fire. To date, the firm has had no reports of fires or injuries associated with the heaters. Nonetheless, the company has initiated a repair program for all potentially affected heaters in this line.

Consumers having a Micromar Heat Machine 2000 model number HMG2000tc or HMG2000vhc, should stop using the heater and unplug it. The model and serial number of the heater are located on the bottom of the heater on a silver colored label.