As the mercury drops in these wintry weeks, many people are firing up their heaters. Increasing the temperature shouldn’t increase your risk, though. The U.S. Product Safety Commission has put out a list of recalled heaters and other winter-weather-related products.
The Meijer Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heater, for example, poses a fire hazard because its oscillating mechanism can short out. Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters—of which more than 2 million were recalled last month—can break down, causing overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire. And Honeywell Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats represent a burn risk because they can overheat, smoke and melt.
“Play it safe by checking if your cold weather-related products have been previously recalled before you use them this season,” the USPC is asking consumers. “It could save your life or that of your family.”
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