About 6,102 Forced Air Heaters have been recalled by Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich. Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards. Meijer received one report of a unit’s base burning, melting and damaging the carpet beneath it. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Touch Point brand oscillating forced air fan heaters with model number HW-218 and date code 0811. The model number and date code are on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater. Universal Product Code (UPC) 7-13733-30927-1 is on the bottom of the packaging. The heaters are white, 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 8 inches deep. They have two round control knobs and a red warning light on the top front, and a black on/off switch on the front base that controls the fan’s oscillation. The words “Touch Point” appear on the right front of the heater’s base. The heaters were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit its website at www.meijer.com.
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