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Safety Alert

Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Oil Filled Heaters Due to Scald 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: Oil-Filled Heater

Hazard: The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Sunbeam Products, Inc. at (800) 515-4715 anytime, or online at www.holmesproducts.com and click on "Oil Filled Heater Recall" for more information.

Units: About 34,000 in United States

Description: This recall involves Holmes brand oil-filled heaters that are black or white in color. The heaters included in the recall are about 23 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide and have model number HOH3000 or HOH3000B printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The "Holmes" logo is near the power switch and temperature control. Products affected have a code on the heater plug blade within the following range: G192 through G298. No other codes are affected.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received approximately 40 reports of units that unexpectedly sprayed heated oil, resulting in reports of property damage involving damaged carpet and fabrics. No injuries reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam for instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

Sold at: Target and small department stores nationwide from August 2014 through November 2014 for about $50.

Distributer: Sunbeam Products, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in: China