Big Lots Recalls Portable Ceramic Space Heaters Due to Fire, Electric Shock Hazard

The "Climate Keeper" heaters can overheat and melt. Big Lots has received reports of the product overheating and melting.

Recall date: June 20, 2012
Recall number: 12-200

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Portable Space Heater and Portable Oscillating Space Heater

Hazard:

The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.biglots.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 70,500

Description

This recall is of two models of 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters. Both models have a fan, two dials on top, a wire mesh panel in front and the name "Climate Keeper" and a label on the bottom with the model number and ETL 3130679. Model #FH107A has grey plastic housing. Model #PTC-902T is an oscillating heater with silver-grey plastic housing, a molded handle on top of the heater and a small extra button between the two dials which controls the oscillation.

Incidents/Injuries

Big Lots has received four reports of the product overheating and melting. There are no reports of injury, fire or property damage.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and return it to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

Big Lots stores nationwide from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $20 for Model #FH107A and $25 for Model #PTC-902T.

Importer(s)

Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio

Manufactured in

China