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Portable Electric Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

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Aloha Housewares Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 152,000 Portable Electric Heaters due to a fire hazard.

These heaters can overheat and plastic parts can melt posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company so far has received 29 reports of the portable electric heaters melting, smoking, and/or catching fire and 18 reports of general damage. There has also been one report of a consumer receiving burns on his hands and feet.
The portable electric heater can overheat and melt plastic parts, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

This recall involves electric oscillating tower heaters with the name “Aloha Breeze” printed on the top. The white heaters have model number 02044 and dates codes 06/06, 06/07, 06/08 or 06/09. Model numbers and date codes are printed on the silver label located on the back of the heater, near the bottom.

The recalled heaters were sold at Wal-Marts and small retail stores across the United States from August 2006 to November 2007 and were manufactured to China.