Collins International Co. Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Sold at Menards Retail Stores Due To Fire Hazard
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 877-1889
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Collins International Co. Recalls Oscillating Ceramic Heaters Sold at
Menards Retail Stores Due To Fire Hazard
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: Oscillating Ceramic Heaters
Units: About 20,000
Importer: Collins International Co. , Ltd. , of Fair Lawn, N.J.
Hazard: The heaters can overheat, smoke, or ignite which could pose a
fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Collins International has received seven reports of
the heaters overheating, smoking, or igniting, including four reports of
minor property damage to carpets and floors. No injuries have been
Description: This recall involves 1500 watt oscillating ceramic heaters
model EB38005. The heater has a white plastic housing with the name
"Heat-Wave" in black on its top. A label on the bottom of the product
contains the model and the control number "ETL 3090262. "
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Menards' stores nationwide from September 2006 through March
2007 for about $25.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and return
them to the nearest Menards' store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Collins
International toll-free at (866) 877-1889 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web Site at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to: