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.
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.