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Safety Alert

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.

Remedy: Refund

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