Meijer Recalls Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heaters Due to a 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters
Hazard: The heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime, or online at www.meijer.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help section.
Units: About 4,560
Description: This recall involves Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611. "Touch Point" can be found on the front of the product and the model and date code can be found on a silver sticker on the back side of the product. The heaters were manufactured in June 2011. The heaters are black and measures approximately 30-inches long by 6-inches deep by 12-inches high.
Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received two reports of overheating incidents, including one report of a fire that resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return the product to a Meijer customer service desk for a full refund.
Sold at: Meijer stores from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $50.
Importer: Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Manufacturer: Foshan Guanmei Electrical Co., LTD., of Foshan, China
Manufactured in: China