Recall news

AP News
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 2:56 PM
Recall news

The following recall has been announced:



DETAILS: Portable Space Heater and Portable Oscillating Space Heater imported by Big Lots of Columbus, Ohio; sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide from September 2010 through March 2012. The two models of 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters have a fan, two dials on top, a wire mesh panel in front and the name "Climate Keeper" and a label on the bottom. One model has a grey plastic housing; the other model 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. The space heaters were manufactured in China.

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

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

HOW MANY: About 70,500.

FOR MORE: Visit the firm's website at .