Originally Posted By: dbush
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced
voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Space Heaters
Distributor: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: The power cord connection can overheat and cause the cord to
separate from the space heater. This poses a fire, burn and shock
Incidents/Injuries: Four consumers reported burned and detached power
cords. No injuries reported.
Description: There are two types of heaters involved in this recall. The
recalled model 5500 heater is an oscillating ceramic heater with dark
grey vents surrounded by a bronze trim. The model number is located
on a label under the round base. The Model 5700 heater is an oil filled
radiator-type heater. The model number is located on a label on the
side of the heater near the right front wheel. The name "Lasko" is
printed near the top of both heaters.
Sold at: Retailers such as Dollar General and Sam's Club stores
nationwide from July 2001 through December 2003 for between $40
Manufactured in: Model 5500 - China; Model 5700 - Portugal.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the heaters, unplug them and
contact Lasko Products for instructions on returning the heater to
receive a free replacement heater or a product of similar value.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Lasko Products toll-free at
(800) 233-6373 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at
www.laskoproducts.com/recall_heaters.html for more information
and to determine if their heater is involved in the recall.
To see a picture of the recalled product please visit CPSC's web
site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04094.html
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