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Sunbeam recalls Bionaire and Sunbeam brand Oil Filled Heaters

Starting date:
January 29, 2015
Posting date:
January 29, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-43391

Affected products

Bionaire and Sunbeam brand oil filled heaters with the following date codes on the plug prongs: G170, G179 or G229

Product description

This recall involves Bionaire and Sunbeam branded oil filled heaters.  The heaters are black (Bionaire) and grey (Sunbeam) and measure about 65 centimetres (25.5 inches) tall, 30.5 centimetres (12 inches) wide and 14 centimetres (5.5 inches) long.

The following models are included in this recall:
Brand Model Number UPC
Bionaire BOF2001-CN 048894035470
Sunbeam SOF1000-CN 048894032226

The model number is printed on the rating label adjacent to the control panel of the heater.  The “Bionaire” logo is located above the digital control panel and the “Sunbeam” logo is located under the power switch. The only heaters that are affected have a date code on the heater plug prongs of G170, G179 or G229.

Hazard identified

The heaters may spray or expel heated oil, posing a potential scald hazard to consumers and damage their property.

Sunbeam has received 31 reports of incidents in Canada involving the Bionaire brand model BOF2001-CN heater spraying/expelling oil leading to minor property damage. One incident involved a consumer slipping on the oil resulting in a sprained wrist.

Health Canada has received one consumer report of the heater leaking oil, and no injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 564 units of the Bionaire brand model BOF2001-CN and 83 units of the Sunbeam brand model SOF1000-CN were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between August 2014 and November 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Ltd. dba Jarden Consumer Solutions (“Sunbeam”)
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Bionaire BOF2011-CN and Sunbeam SOF1000-CN oil filled heater models.  Consumers are advised to unplug their product and contact Sunbeam for instructions on how to cut the cord/plug and send it to Sunbeam to receive a refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Sunbeam toll-free at 1-800-515-4715 at any time or visit their recall website.

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.