Optimus Enterprises of Anaheim, CA has announced the recall of about 355,000 portable electric space heaters manufactured in China.
According to a recall summary published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the design of the recalled infrared radiant quartz electric space heaters is inadequate to prevent the ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit. This design flaw presents a fire hazard to consumers. To date, Optimus Enterprises has not reported any incidents or injuries associated with the recall space heaters.
The recalled space heaters were sold at Best Buy Market Place, Family Dollar, Heartland, Northern Tool, Rite-Aid and other retail stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ebay.com and Walmart.com from October 2011 through December 2012 for between $25 and $30.