May 9, 2001Space Heaters Recalled by
(SafetyAlerts) - Vermont Castings,
Majestic Products (VCMP) is recalling about 3,900 space heaters. Overheating inside the
space heaters can cause the exterior to become extremely hot, posing fire and burn hazards
VCMP has received three reports of the space heaters overheating, resulting in scorched
floors and wall coverings. No injuries have been reported
The recalled heaters are white with a silver grill cover. The vent-less heaters have the
name "Vermont Castings" on the label directly below the grill. The heater model
numbers start with the letters VBVH or VPVH and can be found on a rating plate on the left
side of the heater.
Independent retailers in the
southeastern U.S. sold these recalled heaters from August 2000 to January 2001 for $200 to
Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and call VCMP toll-free at (866)
757-6649 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, to receive a free
replacement heater or refund.
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