August 16, 2017

Recall: Holmes Oil-Filled Electric Heaters

Holmes HOH2505 oil filled electric heaterThe Holmes Group Recalls Oil-Filled Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: Holmes® Oil-Filled Electric Heaters

Units: About 300,000

Distributor: The Holmes Group, of Milford, Mass.

Hazard: A poor electrical connection within the heater can lead to overheating. This poses fire and thermal burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: The Holmes Group has received reports of 59 incidents involving the recalled heaters. There were 12 reports of minor injuries including four reported burns. There were 36 reports of property damage including four fires that caused between $41,000 and $200,000 in damage.

Holmes HOH2520 oil filled electric heaterDescription: The recall involves Holmes oil-filled electric heaters with model number HOH2505 and HOH2520. The model number and “Holmes®” are printed on the side of the unit near the bottom.

Sold at: Discount department stores, hardware stores and other retailers from September 2005 through February 2007 for between $40 and $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact the Holmes Group to receive a free replacement heater.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Holmes Group at (800) 306-2471 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site.



  1. Lewis Howard says:

    We have 14 Holmes oil filled heaters that we are using in our retreat guest rooms; Model #HOH2505 production #2606 that are on the recall list. What type of replacement heaters will you send us and how long will it take?

  2. Hi, I’m glad you found the recall here, but we are not The Holmes Group, nor are we affiliated with them in any way. posts recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) as a service to help consumers. In order to get your replacement heaters you will need to contact The Holmes Group who manufactures the heaters. Their phone number is (800) 306-2471. You can also look at the bottom of the recall notice where we have posted both this phone number and the direct link to the Holmes website. Good luck.

  3. It seems that Holmes has taken down the recall website for the oil filled heaters. I managed to send one of mine back, but I guess I won’t get to send the other. BTW, the replacement is a very nice unit, much better than the original.

  4. Will S., I just checked the Holmes recall page and if you follow the link from our site, it is still there. Once you get to the page you will need to provide the last four digits of the model number. I hope this helps.

  5. Lloyd Golden says:

    I also have one of those recalled heaters please forward me the link so I can remedy this serious problem
    thank you

  6. Lloyd,
    You can follow the link in the contact section of the recall section above. It is the highlighted portion “visit the firm’s website.” If that doesn’t work, there is also a phone number: (800) 306-2471. I hope this helps.

  7. I sent mine in after it caught on fire. Thankfully I was right near it so quickly unplugged it then looked it u[ to see the recall. I had no idea and issues were reported. It was in January and still waiting for the replacement. It is now March,25 and still nothing. Called the number and they said they can see the request but they can not tell me anything else.