Heater recalled due to cord defect
June 28, 2007
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Lasko Ceramic Heaters manufactured by Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
The heater’s cord can overheat where it enters the base of the unit, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Lasko has received 28 reports of failed power cords, including six reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Lasko ceramic heaters manufactured in 2005. Model numbers included in the recall are: 5132, 5345, 5362, 5364, 5420, 5532, 5534 and 5566. Model numbers are located on the bottom of the unit or at the rear of the base of the heaters.
The heaters were sold at major retailers, home centers and discount department stores nationwide from September 2005 through April 2006 for between $20 and $50.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and contact Lasko to receive a free replacement heater.