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#148254 - 03/17/04 03:08 PM Recall of Electric Heaters
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CPSC, Lakewood Announce Recall of Electric Heaters
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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: Sun-Sational Electric Heater

Units: 150,000

Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Co., of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: Electrical connections inside of the heater can become loose. This could cause the metal portion of the heater to become energized, posing a serious shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled “Sun-Sational” Deluxe Radiant heaters have a metallic gray heating element, white base, and red control knobs. The heater has a label at the base that reads, “SUN-sational” and “Warning: Risk of Fire.” The oval-shaped heater has an 800 Watt and 1200 Watt setting and has a sensor to alert users of overheating.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including Sam’s Club, between August 1996 and February 2004 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters, unplug them, and contact the company for a free repair or replacement. Lakewood also will provide consumers with instructions as to how to return the heater to the company free of charge.

Consumer Contact: Call Lakewood toll-free at (888) 858-3506 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the company’s Web site at www.lakewoodeng.com
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