Baseboard heaters recalled due to fire hazard

Marley Engineered Products of Bennettsville, SC has recalled about 30 of its Dayton Electric-brand baseboard heaters, manufactured in the United States.

According to a notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the baseboard heaters are labeled for 240 or 208 volt use, but some of the heaters have an internal heater built for a maximum of 120 volts.  In such cases, connecting the heater to a 240 or 208 volt electrical circuit could result in a fire.

The company says that it has not received reports of any incidents or injuries associated with the recalled heaters, but has initiated the recall to prevent any such incidents.

The recall heaters were sold through Grainger branch stores nationwide from December 2009 through March 2010 for about $50.

View the CPSC’s notice regarding the recall of Dayton Electric-brand baseboard heaters.