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May 9, 2001

Space Heaters Recalled by Canadian Firm

Space heaters recalledOntario (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 to consumers.

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 $400.

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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers May 9, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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