Winter weather has arrived in much of the United States. Play it safe by checking if your cold weather-related products have been previously recalled before you use them this season. It could save your life or that of your family.
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||Recall Press Release
|Meijer Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters
||The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
|Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters
(2.2 million units)
||The heaters can malfunction resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire.
|Lasko Portable Electric Heaters
||An electrical connection in the base of the unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
|Honeywell Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats
||The thermostats can overheat, causing them to melt and smoke. This poses a burn hazard to the consumer.
|GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters
||An electrical component in the heating system can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
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thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
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