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Weather Works Has Recalled Electric Heaters

Jun 5, 2003 | www.safetyalerts.com The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the following information. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Weather Works Ventilaire Electric Heaters

Units: 2,400

Manufacturer: Weather Works Inc., of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The electric heater can overheat internal plastic components and damage the wiring, posing a fire and electrocution hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Weather Works has received one report of a heater smoking and starting a fire, though no injuries were reported.

Description: The portable electric heater is beige, constructed of a plastic housing, and has the "Weather Works" logo printed on the front side of the fan. On the base of the unit is a sticker reading, "Model No. CH-601, AC 120V - 60Hz, 1500 Watts, Made in China, 4H39."

Sold at: Retail chain stores in Florida, such as The Andersons, Chase- Pitkin Home & Garden, and Florida Hardware, from June 2002 through March 2003 for about $20.

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