January 26, 2005
Release # 05-094 Lakewood's Recall Hotline: (888) 858-3506
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Lakewood Announce Recall of Oil-Filled 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: Model 5101 oil-filled electric radiator heaters

Units: 70,000

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

Hazard: Welds can rupture, expelling hot oil that can burn nearby

Incidents/Injuries: Lakewood is aware of 28 reports of incidents,
including one burn injury from spewing oil. An additional 14 heaters
with ruptured welds have been returned to Lakewood.

Description: The recalled heaters are portable electric radiator-style
heaters with six fins, one of which has the control panel attached to
it. The units are grayish-white in color and have the name "Lakewood"
printed below the handle indentation on the control panel. The model
number "5101" is printed on the UL label on the lower right side of the
control panel.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide, including Wal-Mart and Ace Hardware, from
August 2004 through November 13, 2004 for between $34 and $40.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters, unplug
them and contact Lakewood to determine if their heater is part of the
recall. Lakewood will provide a free replacement heater to each consumer
who has a recalled heater.

Consumer Contact: Call Lakewood toll-free at (888) 858-3506 between 8:30
a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site

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