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"Recall Alerts"

03-31-2005

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Mr. Heater, Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Mr. Heater "Big Buddy/Tough Buddy" Propane Heaters


(1) MR. HEATER, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL TO REPAIR MR. HEATER "BIG BUDDY/TOUGH BUDDY" PROPANE HEATERS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Mr. Heater "Big Buddy" and "Tough Buddy" portable propane heaters

Units: About 55,000

Manufacturer: Mr. Heater, Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The valve on the propane heaters can leak, posing a fire hazard if an ignition source is present.

Incidents/Injuries: Mr. Heater has received 26 reports of propane leaks. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Only model number MH18B Mr. Heater "Big Buddy" and "Tough Buddy" propane heaters are included in the recall. The model number is located on the rear panel of the unit. The heaters are either black with yellow accents around the burner tiles or light gray with red accents around the burner tiles. "Mr. Heater" is printed in the lower right hand corner of the heaters.

Sold at: Home centers, sporting goods, and hardware stores nationwide from September 2004 through December 2004 for between $120 and $149.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Contact Mr. Heater for instructions on receiving a replacement heater.

Consumer Contact: Contact Mr. Heater Inc. at www.regcen.com/heaterrecall or call (800) 385-2605 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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