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August 14, 1996

Release # 96-184
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC and Caframo Limited Announce Recall of Ceramic Space Heater

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC),Caframo Limited of Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, is recalling 2,460 "Ceramic Furnace" electric space heaters (model 9301T). The heaters' fan motors may overheat, presenting an electric shock and fire hazard.

CPSC and Caframo are not aware of any injuries involving these space heaters. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The heaters measure 6.75 inches high, 5.5 inches wide, and five inches deep. The front of the heater is labelled in part, "Caframo Ceramic Furnace" in red lettering. The model number appears on a white label on the bottom of the heater.

The space heaters were sold nationwide primarily through marine and RV supply distributors from August 1993 through December 1995 for about $70.

Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and contact Caframo at (800)399-0708. Caframo will arrange free pick up of the recalled heater from the consumer's home, and will send the consumer a free replacement heater of greater value.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to