Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

          Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

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WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop using
this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt
to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency
created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public
from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types
of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous
product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772,
or visit http// Further recall information is
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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Holmes Ceramic Heaters
Hazard: The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Sunbeam Products at (800) 834-0056 anytime, or online at and click on "Ceramic Heater Recall" for more

To see photos of the recalled products, go to Recalls-Holmes-Ceramic-Heaters/

Recall Details

Units: About 151,600
Description: This recall involves Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters sold in
black, purple, red, blue and white. The rectangular heaters included in the
recall are about 12 inches tall, 8 ½ inches wide and 5 ½ inches deep and have
model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The
"Holmes" logo is on the bottom front of the unit and two knobs controlling the
fan and the thermostat are on the top. The heater adjusts between a high and
low heat setting and a fan only setting.
Incidents/Injuries: 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
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it
and contact Sunbeam Products, Inc. for instructions on how to obtain a full
Sold at: Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from
August 2013 to March 2014 for about $30.
Distributor: Sunbeam Products, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.
Manufactured in: China

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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