Optimus Recalls Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

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Optimus Recalls Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: MAY 15, 2013
Recall number: 13-191

Recall Summary

Name of product: Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters
Hazard: The heater design can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: Optimus Enterprise Inc. toll-free at (888) 672-5832 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at: www.optimusent.com and click on “recall” for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at: return.optimus@gmail.com.
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Recall Details

Units: About 355,000

Description: This recall involves two models of Optimus Infrared Quartz Radiant heaters with model numbers H-5210, produced in 2011 and H-5211, produced in 2012. The model number and the year of production appear on a label on the back of the heater. The recalled heaters are white and are approximately 12-inches wide by 13-inches tall by 6-inches deep. “Optimus” is printed on the top left of the heater. The control knob is located on the top right side of the heater.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Optimus to request a free replacement heater. Consumers have the option of a comparable ceramic heater or new model quartz radiant heater, model H-5510, which will be available after August 2013.

Sold at: Best Buy Market Place, Family Dollar, Heartland, Northern Tool,  Rite Aid and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, ebay.com and Walmart.com from October 2011 through December 2012 for between $25 and $30.

Importer: Optimus Enterprise Inc., of Anaheim, Calif.

Manufacturer: Dongguang Hong-Hwa Electric Co. Ltd.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

 

This article was written by Chief Taylor