The CPSC Announced The Recall Of Electric Heaters. 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
Manufacturer: Weather Works Inc., of Miami, Fla.
Recalled Heaters May Pose A Fire And Electrocution Hazard
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.