CPSC, Lasko Products Inc. Announce Recall of Space HeatersMar 4, 2004 | www.safetyalerts.com The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm listed below. 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 hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Retailers such as Dollar General and Sam’s Club stores nationwide from July 2001 through December 2003 for between $40 and $50.
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.