About 6,700 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC also noted that consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard to consumers. To date, Meijer has received two reports of incidents involving fires that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters, which were manufactured in China, were imported by Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Michigan and manufactured by Ningbo Dongji Electronic Tech Co. LTC, of Ningbo, Dongki, China.
This recall involves Touch Point PTC Oscillating Ceramic Heaters with model number PTC-902 and serial numbers between 35005-43008. Model and serial numbers are located on a sticker on the bottom of the heater. The grey/silver colored heaters are about 10 inches tall and have a screen across the front.
The recalled Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio from October 2009 through October 2010 for about $25.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to the nearest Meijer retail store for a full refund of the purchase price. Meijer can be reached, toll-free, at (866) 927-8699 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s website at www.meijer.com