WASHINGTON, D.C. - (The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Lakewood MPH-25 fan-forced mini-personal electric heater.
Units: About 18,000
Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois.
Hazard: Fire hazard if an electrical failure leads to overheating and melting of plastic parts.
Incidents/Injuries: Lakewood is aware of three incidents where the heater failed, causing plastic parts to melt. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The electric heater is a small white plastic heater with these dimensions: 6 Â˝ x 7 x 3 inches. It has a gray grill and a gray knob. The Lakewood logo appears in gray letters on top of the heater. The model number â€śMPH-25â€ť is embossed or appears on a sticker label on the bottom of the heater.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide from August 2001 through November 2004 for about $13 to $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Free replacement heater. Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters, unplug them, and contact Lakewood to get instructions on how to receive a free replacement heater.
Consumer Contact: Call Lakewood at (888) 858-3506 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can visit the companyâ€™s Web site at www.lakewoodeng.com