Optimus Tower Quartz Heater Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Family Dollar Stores recalls some Optimus Tower Quartz Heaters due to overheating, fire hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kWTXM

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Family-Dollar-Stores-Recalls-Optimus-Tower-Quartz-Heaters/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the Optimus Tower Quartz Heaters are portable electric tower heaters that are approximately 10 inches wide, 25 inches tall and 9 inches deep. The recalled Heaters have a white metal casing with a white plastic top, a wire cage protecting the heating elements and vent slits at the bottom. The front section of the top has the brand name “Optimus” printed on it, a power light, a caution light and two control dials. Model number “H-5232” is printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater below the words “Optimus” and “Quartz Heater.”

According to the CPSC, Family Dollar Stores has received ten (10) reports of overheating, including some reports of the Heater’s temperature knobs melting. The firm has not received reports of injury, fire or property damage.

CPSC recall number: 13-186
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1987
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