June 13, 2002Brinkmann Has Recalled Outdoor Tabletop
- The Brinkmann Corporation has recalled
outdoor tabletop propane heaters. The heaters can emit high levels of carbon
monoxide (CO), which poses a risk of CO poisoning to consumers.
Brinkmann received one report of a CO death involving the use of this
outdoor heater inside of a camper.
The recalled Outdoor Tabletop Heaters are about 33 inches tall and operate
with a disposable 1 lb. propane tank, commonly sold in outdoor and camping
stores. The base of the heater has a label that reads "BRINKMANN OUTDOOR
TABLETOP HEATER" and has the model number 883-1000-0. The heater also has
'mood lighting' around the base that is battery operated. These heaters were
manufactured in China.
Retailers, including Wal-Mart, Menards, and Galyan's, sold these heaters
from September 2001 through May 2002 at a range of prices up to $100,
depending on the retail location.
Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and call Brinkmann at
(800) 675-5301 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to
receive a full refund.