CPSC and King of Fans Inc. Announce Recall of 75,000 Oscillating Heaters Sold in Wal-Mart to Avoid Potential Fire HazardJan 27, 2006 | Newsinferno News Staff The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with King of Fans Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has announced a voluntary recall of some 75,000 Maxi-Heat™ Dream Tower Heaters manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
The hazard involved is that the wires inside the oscillating heater can short circuit and spark, posing a fire hazard to consumers. King of Fans has received 31 reports of heaters smoking or sparking, and one report of a house fire. There have been no reports of injuries, however.
The recalled model is CH920. The ceramic portable electric heaters are the oscillating tower type. They are grey and have a control panel attached to the top of the unit. “Maxi-Heat™” is printed on the control panel. The model number is printed on the ETL label on the bottom of the back side of the unit.
The recalled item was sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2005 through December 2005 for about $40.
Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters and unplug them. Return the recalled heaters to a Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact King of Fans toll-free at (866) 443-1291 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.kingoffans.com.