Nuvenco, Inc. of Fort Collins, CO. is recalling about 9000 of its Pack-Tite brand heating units for bed bug control.
Nuvenco reports that the bed bug heating units can overheat and/or melt, potentially causing a fire and posing a burn hazard to consumers. The company has received three consumer complaints of heaters overheating, including one case in which treated items were singed. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The recalled heating units were sold through pest control companies and pest control product distributors nationwide from October 2009 through January 2013 for between $300 and $330 for the heating system, and for $53 for the heating unit when sold separately.