May 29, 2014 — Sunbeam Products, Inc., is recalling Holmes Ceramic Heaters after receiving reports of units that overheated, smoked, caught on fire, and caused property damage.
According to the recall notification:
“The firm has received 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheating, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring.”
About 151,600 of the recalled heaters were sold nationwide at major retailers, including Fred Meyer, Target, and Walmart between August 2013 and March 2014 for about $30. They are marked with model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The “Holmes” logo is printed on the bottom front of the unit and two knobs controlling the fan and the thermostat are on the top. The heater has a high and low heat setting and a fan only setting.
To check whether your heater is affected by the recall, click here to visit a recall website set up by Holmes. If so, you should stop using it and unplug it immediately. You can contact the company for instructions on how to order a return kit. You will need to send the company the cord, including the plug, to receive a full refund.
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