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Turner portable propane gas radiant heaters

Código SIAR: 22014
Categoria: Torneiras / Aquecimento / Ventilação / Ar Condicionado
País Notificante: Estados Unidos da América
URL da Fonte: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/1995/CPSC-Announces-Recall-Of-Turner-Heaters-Company-Offering-250-Reward
Data da Publicação: 21 set, 1995
Fabricante: Turner
Descrição do Defeito: September 21, 1995 Release # 95-170 WASHINGTON, D.C.- CPSC, is announcing the recall of certain Turner model LP-2440 propane gas radiant heaters. The company is offering a $250 reward for the return of the defective heaters. Carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a defective burner element in the heaters may be responsible for killing 6 people since 1963.Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by incomplete combustion. CO poisoning can cause nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, and in extreme cases, death. About 20,000 Turner model LP-2440 propane gas radiant heaters were sold for about $30 to $35 nationwide from 1963 to early 1964. About 3,700 heaters may still be in use. The heaters are often resold in yard sales and second-hand stores.The heaters have a green metal cabinet that is approximately 8 inches wide, 13 inches high, and 3 inches deep with room inside for two 14.1-oz. propane gas cylinders. The model number LP-2440 appears on the front of the heater along with the words, "PORTABLE radiant heater, TURNER CORPORATION".Consumers should stop using the heater. A remedy is no longer available as the location of the firm is unknown