WASHINGTON (WKOW) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall for 6,102 Meijer Touch Point fan heaters due to fire and shock hazards.
The consumer agency says the exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the oscillating forced air fan heaters to overheat and melt, which poses fire and electrical shock hazards.
No injuries have occurred, but Meijer says it received one report of a unit's base burning, melting and damaging the carpet beneath it.
The recall involves Touch Point fan heaters with model numbers HW-218 and date code 0811. You can find the model number and data code on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater. On the bottom of the packaging, the Universal Product Code (UPC) is 7-13733-30927-1.
The heaters are white, 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 8 inches deep. They have two round control knobs and a red warning light on the top front and a black on/off switch on the front base that controls the fan's oscillation. "Touch Point" is shown on the right front of the heater's base.
The recalled product was sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011.
If you have the recalled item, you should stop using it and return it to any Meijer store for a full refund.
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