Portable Space Heaters Recalled by PD Sixty Distributor Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 8, 2011.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Portable space heaters

Units: About 3,000

Importer: PD Sixty Distributor Inc., of Norcross, Ga.

Hazard: The space heater can overheat due to loose electrical connections, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the heater overheating, resulting in the unit catching fire and causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Creative Heating Solutions brand portable space heaters with model number CH-750, CH-750FC, CH-1500 or CH-1500FC. The heater is wooden on three sides, with metal on the fourth side. The front of the heater includes a vent and a clear plastic faceplate with six black buttons. Some units have “Creative Heating Solutions” stamped into the rear metal panel and the model number on a white label on the rear metal panel.

Sold at: Hancock Fabrics stores nationwide and by America’s Sewing Machine Company, of Augusta, Ga. through nationwide direct marketing from October 2008 through March 2009 for between $380 and $480.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this portable heater and contact PD Sixty for a free replacement heater. The firm has contacted all known purchasers of this product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact PD Sixty toll free at (866) 367-4538 anytime or visit www.CHSrecall.com

Picture of recalled portable space heater

 

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx

Source: cpsc.gov