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June 5, 2003

Weather Works Has Recalled Electric Heaters

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the following information. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of product: Weather Works Ventilaire Electric Heaters

Units: 2,400

Manufacturer: Weather Works Inc., of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The electric heater can overheat internal plastic components and damage the wiring, posing a fire and electrocution hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Weather Works has received one report of a heater smoking and starting a fire, though no injuries were reported.

Description: The portable electric heater is beige, constructed of a plastic housing, and has the "Weather Works" logo printed on the front side of the fan. On the base of the unit is a sticker reading, "Model No. CH-601, AC 120V - 60Hz, 1500 Watts, Made in China, 4H39."

Sold at: Retail chain stores in Florida, such as The Andersons, Chase- Pitkin Home & Garden, and Florida Hardware, from June 2002 through March 2003 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should return the unit to the firm for a full refund plus cost of postage. The heater should be mailed to: 2340 NW 102nd Place, Miami, FL 33172.

Consumer Contact: Weather Works at (888) 269-9247 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Media Contact: Antonio Johnson, (305) 591-2250.

 
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