Meijer Recalls Touch Point Fan Heaters Due to Fire, Shock Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
**Name of Product: **Forced Air Heater
**Units: **About 6,102
**Importer/Retailer: **Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
**Hazard: **Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
**Incidents/Injuries: **Meijer received one report of a unit’s base burning, melting and damaging the carpet beneath it. No injuries have been reported.
**Description: **This recall involves Touch Point brand oscillating forced air fan heaters with model number HW-218 and date code 0811. The model number and date code are on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater. Universal Product Code (UPC) 7-13733-30927-1 is on the bottom of the packaging. 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. The words “Touch Point” appear on the right front of the heater’s base.
**Sold exclusively at: **Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20.
**Manufactured in: **China
**Remedy: **Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.
**Consumer Contact: **For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.meijer.com