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Patton portable plastic-body electric space heaters; Sears portable plastic-body electric space heaters

Código SIAR: 22717
Categoría: Electrodomésticos
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/1987/Patton-Announces-Voluntary-Corrective-Action-Program-for-Space-Heaters
Fecha de Publicación: 19 feb, 1987
Fabricante: Sears; Patton Electric
Descripción del Defecto: Patton & Sears Plastic-Body Space Heaters Correction by Patton NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 19, 1987   Release # 87-010 Patton Announces Voluntary Corrective Action Program for Space Heaters WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Patton Electric Company, New Haven, Indiana is conducting a voluntary corrective action program for certain Patton model HF-6 and HF-12W and Sears, Roebuck and Co. model 201.362010 portable plastic-body electric space heaters. Patton is undertaking this action to correct manufacturing deficiencies in the heaters which may result in the heaters catching fire. The units subject to this corrective action program were manufactured in 1984 and bear the date codes 8407 to 8412. The model number and date code can be found on the label located on the base of the unit. The CPSC is aware of at least three instances where units exhibited flaming or melting resulting from the defect in these heaters. No personal injuries have been reported. The heaters sold for between $20 and $40. The Patton units have a black grill and either a white or a wood grain plastic body. The Sears units have a black grill and a brown plastic body. These heaters were distributed since 1984. If you have one of these heaters, you should immediately discontinue use of the heater and contact Patton Electric Company at 219 749 2775, for instructions concerning correction of your heator Consumers should not attempt repairs or modifications themselves.