Seabreeze International Recalls Bathroom Heaters 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Smart Thermaflo Bathroom Heater Fans with nightlight
Hazard: The safety cutoff can fail to function allowing the heater to rapidly overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: November 20, 2018
Units: About 2,100 (in addition, about 3,050 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact: Seabreeze International at 800-668-6095 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at SF14TA@seabreeze.ca or online at www.seabreeze.ca and click on SF14TA Recall for more information.
Description: This recall involves model SF14TA Smart Thermaflo Bathroom Heater Fans with nightlight manufactured in 2015 and 2016. The fan is a white rectangle about 13 inches wide and 10 inches high with a plastic grill on the front. "Seabreeze International Corporation," SF14TA and date code are on a label on the bottom or side of the fan. Affected units have a date code ending in 5 or 6.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bathroom heaters and contact Seabreeze International for a full refund.
Incidents/Injuries: Seabreeze has received one report of a unit overheating and catching on fire when turned on, leaving scorch marks on a wall. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Ace Hardware, Amazon, HomeDepot.com, Wayfair, Sharper Image, Brookstone and Air, and Water Inc. in store and online from August 2015 through May 2017 for between $60 and $65.
Manufacturer: Suzhou Primetech Electronics Co., of JiangSu, China
Importer: Seabreeze International Corp., of Ontario, Canada
Manufactured In: China