CPSC, Weather Works Announce Recall of Electric Heaters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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.
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.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should return the unit to the firm for a full refund plus cost of postage. The heater should be mailed to: 2340 NW 102nd Place, Miami, FL 33172.
Consumer Contact: Weather Works at (888) 269-9247 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Antonio Johnson, (305) 591-2250