Safety Alert Number 0708079


Electric Heaters Recalled by Aloha Housewares Due to Fire Hazard


Release #07-296
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 295-4448
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 Product: "Aloha Breeze" Portable Electric Heaters
Units: About 281,000
Importer/Distributor: Aloha Housewares, Inc. of Arlington, Texas


Hazard: The heater can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


Incidents/Injuries: Aloha Housewares has received seven reports of heaters melting, smoking or catching
fire, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.


Description: The recalled electric heaters are white-colored with the name "Aloha Breeze" printed on the
front. The recall includes model number 05226 with date codes of 07/05, 08/05 and 11/05. The model
number and date code are printed on the silver label located on the bottom of the heater.


Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from July 2005 to July 2007 for about $15.


Manufactured in: China


Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled heaters immediately and contact the firm for
instructions on receiving a free replacement.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Aloha Housewares at (800) 295-4448 between 9:00
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or send an e-mail to ahitexaslg@aol.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07296.html