According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Meijer of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has voluntarily recalled one of their products. This recall was released November 23, 2010.
What is being recalled?
Approximately 6,700 ceramic heaters are included in this recall.
What’s the problem?
The mechanism in the heaters that cause them to oscillate can short out. If this happens, the unit can cause a fire. No injuries have been reported as of release time, but there have been two reports of fires involving property damage.
Which specific ceramic heaters are involved in this recall?
This recall is for Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters. They have model number PTC-902 and serial numbers between 35005 and 43008. These numbers can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the heater. The ceramic heaters have a screen across the front, stand about 10 ten inches tall, and are grey/silver colored. They were manufactured by Ningbo Dongji Electronic Tech Co. LTC, of Ningbo, Dongki, China and imported by Meijer. They were sold in Meijer stores in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio from October 2009 through October 2010 for about $25.
What do I do now?
If you have one of these ceramic heaters, stop using it immediately! Return it to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Meijer at 866-927-8699 or go to www.meijer.com.
If you have been injured by this product, or you know of any other potential hazards caused by it, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is interested in hazards posed by all products, not just this one. Call them at 800-638-2772 if you know of another product that is potentially dangerous or has caused injuries.