Safety problems associated with electric space heaters are most prevalent during the winter heating season. So, not surprisingly, three separate companies have recently announced the recall of certain models of their electric space heater products due to fire hazards.
In the first recall, Lasko Products Inc. of West Chester, PA is recalling about 107,500 portable electric heaters manufactured in China. The company reports that an electrical connection in the base of the heating unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, and posing a fire hazard to consumers. Lasko says that it has received 36 reports of the electrical connection overheating, and 18 reports of minor burn damage to floors and carpets, but no reports of injuries.
The second recall, by PD Sixty Distributors of Norcross, GA, involves about 3000 of the company’s portable space heaters manufactured in China. PD Sixty reports that loose electrical connections can lead to overheating of the space heater, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company says that it has received one report of the heater overheating, resulting in a fire and minor property damage, but no injuries.
In the third recall, Atico International of Fort Lauderdale, FL has recalled about 92,000 of its TrueLiving-brand heater fans and portable quartz radiant heaters, manufactured in China and sold exclusively through Dollar General Stores. The company says that it has received a total of 29 reports of the recalled fans and heaters overheating, and one report of a minor burn injury.
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Read additional details about the space heater recall with regards to PD Sixty.
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