The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
Today at 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
Yesterday at 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
Wow, that was close!
by jraef
11/28/16 07:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 9
Texas_Ranger 8
sparkyinak 7
Trumpy 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 282 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#148069 - 06/05/03 02:19 PM Recall of Weather Works Electric Heaters
Webmaster Offline

Administrator
Member

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
CPSC, Weather Works Announce Recall of Electric Heaters
 Quote:
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

Units: 2,400

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

Top
Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools
#148070 - 06/07/03 06:18 AM Re: Recall of Weather Works Electric Heaters
Trumpy Offline

Member

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Over here in NZ, heaters have a non-resettable over-temperature cut-out that disables the heating elements, should the internal temperature rise above 85 degrees C, on the fan side of the elements.
Who certifies these goods for sale in the US?.
_________________________
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals