Sunbeam Products has issued a recall on their Holmes Ceramic Heaters stating that they can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Approximately 151,600 oscillating ceramic heaters have been recalled. The heaters were sold in black, purple, red, blue and white. The rectangular heaters included in the recall are about 12 inches tall, 8 ½ inches wide and 5 ½ inches deep. The model number HCH 1823M is printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The “Holmes” logo is on the bottom front of the unit and there are two knobs, which control the fan and the thermostat on the top. The heater adjusts between a high and low setting, as well as a fan-only setting.
There have been 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheating, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring.
The recalled ceramic heaters were sold at Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from August 2013 to March 2014 for about $30.
The heaters were distributed by Sunbeam Products, Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida and were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam Products, Inc. for instructions on how to obtain a full refund.
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