Safety Alert Number 0708077


Berko Electric Toe-Space Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard


Release #07-298
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 642-4328
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm
named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Name of Products: Toe-Space Electric Heaters
Units: About 84,000


Manufacturer: Berko Electric, of Peru, Ind. , now known as Marley Engineered Products, of
Bennettsville, S.C.


Hazard: If the fan stops working and the heater continues to run, the unit can overheat, posing a fire
hazard.


Incidents/Injuries: Marley has received 29 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries
have been reported.


Description: The recall involves electric, toe-space heaters typically installed in kitchens and bathrooms
at floor level in the recessed space under cabinets. The recall includes Berko Electric catalog numbers
TS, TS-1 and TS-1A and Emerson Electric "Chromalox Comfort Heating" and "Environmental Products"
catalog number KSH2000. The heater is controlled by a wall thermostat or a thermostat mounted on the
front of the heater. The heater has a removable, black metal grille that measures 23 1/2 -inches wide and
3 1/2 -inches tall with five sets of openings, each with seven horizontal louvers.


Sold by: Berko Electric wholesale distributors nationwide from 1972 through February 1985 and
Emerson Electric wholesale distributors from 1980 through February 1985 for between $70 and $170.


Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the heater at the thermostat and, if possible, at the
home's circuit breaker or fuse. Consumers should contact Marley to determine if they have a recalled
heater and for further instructions.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Marley at (800) 642-4328 between 8:00 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.berkomep.com/ts.htm
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07298.html