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Superex 12V Ceramic Car Heater

Starting date:
August 21, 2013
Posting date:
August 21, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Superex 12V Ceramic Car Heater

Product description

This recall involves the Superex 12V Car Heater with model number 21-144 with any date code labelled on the back of the heater. The product is used to warm the interior of a car. The heater contains a heater and fan in a black housing, with a plug attached to a cord that is inserted into the lighter socket. An in-line fuse is included along the wiring by the lighter socket plug.

Hazard identified

The car heater can draw an excessive amount of current from the vehicle, which may cause the fuse to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Superex Canada Ltd. and Health Canada have received one report of a fire causing minor damage to the vehicle and burns to the user.

Number sold

Approximately 67,908 units of the affected heaters were sold through various retailers across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected heaters were sold between 2007 and 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Autotek Products Ltd.
Superex Canada Ltd.

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What you should do

Customers who have these heaters in their possession should stop using them immediately and return to retail outlets where the unit was purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers may telephone Superex Canada Ltd. toll-free at 1-855-640-4294.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.