The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Company (Chicago, IL, U.S.), announced the recall of its Lakewood MPH-25 fan-forced mini-personal electric heater.
According to the CPSC, a fire hazard if posed due to an electrical failure, which can lead to overheating and cause plastic parts to melt. Lakewood had received three reports where the heater failed, causing the plastic parts to melt. No injuries have been reported.
An estimated 18,000 units were sold throughout the U.S between August 2004 and November 2004. The heaters feature a Lakewood logo in gray on top of the heater and the model number MPH-25 appears on a sticker on the bottom of the heater.
Consumers are advised to contact Lakewood to receive a free replacement heater.
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