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"Recall Alerts"

05-10-2013

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Meijer Recalls Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heaters Due to a Fire Hazard


(1) 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/.





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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