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Lancaster Oscillating Fan Heater

Starting date:
August 24, 2012
Posting date:
August 24, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-14933

Affected products

Lancaster Oscillating Fan Heater

Product description

This recall involves Lancaster Oscillating Fan Heaters that were sold exclusively by Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). The heater can be identified by the CTC product # 043-5869, Supplier Product # HF-0036 and the date codes of 08** and 09**.

Canadian Tire product # 043-5869 is also used for Sunbeam-branded fan heaters. These products are not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

This voluntary recall has been initiated as a precautionary measure due to a splice construction within the product on some units may cause the units to overheat and melt the base.

The manufacturer is aware of six incidents in which consumers reported the product overheating and melting the base. There have been no reports of fire or injuries.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these heaters.

Number sold

Approximately 42,000 units of the affected fan heaters were sold at Canadian Tire stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected fan heaters were sold from 2008 to 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
GD Midea Environment Appliances Mfg. Co., Ltd.
CHINA
Importer
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Tel: 1 800 387-8803

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What you should do

Consumers are asked to discontinue using the recalled oscillating heating fans and contact GD Midea Environment Appliances Mfg. Co., Ltd Customer Support for further instruction.

For more information, Consumers may contact GD Midea Environment Appliances Mfg. Co., Ltd Customer Support at 1-866-643-3222.

This is a repeat announcement of a recall message published by Canadian Tire Corporation on May 20, 2011 and does not affect additional products.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website.