Amazon is recalling several ceramic space heaters. According to the reports, this recall follows reports of incidents.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic space heaters are being recalled over fire and burn hazards. The firm said that the recalled items include the AmazonBasics 1500 watt ceramic space heaters. models ASIN B074MR2HGM and ASIN B074MWRLZM, which come with oscillating fans, and models ASIN B074MX8VNR and ASIN B074MWKSLX, which do not.
Items come in black and silver and have the AmazonBasics logo on the front of the units.
Impacted items come with the B074MWKSLX, B074MX8VNR, B074MR2HGM, and B074MWRLZM ID numbers printed on the labels. Thousands of these devices were sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The company learned of 25 incidents involving the heaters. They include two that resulted in minor property damage.
In order to avoid incidents, the company is contacting all known purchasers of the devices to let them know that they should return the heaters for a full refund.
Recalled items were sold between October 2017 and March 2019.
While many companies will issue recalls before incidents occur, that’s not always the case.
With this recall, we see that many consumers are at risk and might not even know about it. Unfortunately, recalls aren’t always foolproof and may not reach every single consumer. That’s why it’s important to remind our friends and family members about these recalls if we know they, too, have the defective items. It is also extremely important to complete the product pamphlets that come with purchased items and
return them to the manufacturer so you can easily be contacted should a recall be issued for a product you have purchased.
While consumers did not report any injuries associated with these devices, it’s important to note that incidents may still happen. So if you own one of these heaters, do not use them. Contact Amazon if the company does not reach out to you. You should be able to receive a full refund. Just follow Amazon’s instructions.
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