August 21, 2003CPSC, Academy Sports and Outdoors
Announce Recall of Propane Heaters
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in
voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Timber Creek Propane Heaters
Units: About 40,400
Manufacturer: Academy Sports and Outdoors, of Katy, Texas
Hazard: The heaters can emit high levels of carbon monoxide (CO), posing a
risk of CO poisoning to consumers if used indoors.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The heaters have a 6 inch heat reflector and operate with a
disposable 16.4-ounce or 14.1-ounce propane tank, sold separately. The
product has a chrome neck, a black "on/off" switch, and a black plastic base
that houses the propane cylinder.
Sold at: "Academy Sports and Outdoors" stores exclusively sold the heaters
in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas
from Sept. 2001 through May 2003 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the heaters to any Academy Store for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Academy stores at (800) 577-8684 between 8:30 a.m. and 5
p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at