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Meijer Recalls Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heaters Due to a Fire Hazard
MEIJER RECALLS TOUCH POINT BASEBOARD CONVECTION HEATERS DUE TO A FIRE HAZARD
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters
Units: About 4,560
Hazard: The heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return the product to a Meijer customer service desk for a full refund.
Description: This recall involves Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611. "Touch Point" can be found on the front of the product and the model and date code can be found on a silver sticker on the back side of the product. The heaters were manufactured in June 2011. The heaters are black and measures approximately 30-inches long by 6-inches deep by 12-inches high.
Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received two reports of overheating incidents, including one report of a fire that resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $50.
Importer: Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Manufacturer: Foshan Guanmei Electrical Co., LTD., of Foshan, China
Manufactured in: China
Consumer Contact: Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime, or online at www.meijer.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help section.
To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Meijer-Recalls-Touch-Point-Baseboard-Convection-Heaters/.
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