Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters Recalled For Burn Hazard

Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters have been recalled for burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

About 19,000 Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters are being recalled.

The defective portable electrical heaters were manufactured in China by Ningbo SMAL Electrics Co. Ltd., of China; distributed by Kaz USA Inc., of Southborough, Massachusetts; and sold at Best Buy, Meijer, and Walmart stores, nationwide, from July 2011 through December 2011 for between $50 and $70.

The Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters’ internal housing, including the fan, heating element, and circuitry, can detach, posing a burn hazard to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall includes Honeywell Surround Select Series portable electric heaters with model numbers HZ-420, HZ-430, and HZ-440 and five-digit date codes with 11 as the last two digits.

The heaters are black or white cylinders with a handle on top. The model number is stamped into the plastic on the bottom of the heater. The date code is located on the metal prongs of the heater’s electrical plug. The words “Honeywell” and “Surround Heat” are printed on the front of the heaters.

This heater was distributed by Kaz USA under license from Honeywell.

The firm is advising consumers to immediately unplug and stop using the heaters and contact Kaz for a full refund. Kaz can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.370.8137 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.kaz.com/recall.

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