Recall of Space Heaters

Originally Posted By: dbush
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Name of product: Sun-Sational Electric Heater

Units: 150,000

Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Co., of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: Electrical connections inside of the heater can become loose.

This could cause the metal portion of the heater to become energized,

posing a serious shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled “Sun-Sational” Deluxe Radiant heaters have a

metallic gray heating element, white base, and red control knobs. The

heater has a label at the base that reads, “SUN-sational” and “Warning:

Risk of Fire.” The oval-shaped heater has an 800 Watt and 1200 Watt

setting and has a sensor to alert users of overheating.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including Sam’s Club, between August

1996 and February 2004 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters, unplug

them, and contact the company for a free repair or replacement.

Lakewood also will provide consumers with instructions as to how to

return the heater to the company free of charge.

Consumer Contact: Call Lakewood toll-free at (888) 858-3506 between 8:30

a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the company’s Web

site at

Dave Bush

MAB Member