Using a portable space heater to stay warm? It may have been recalled.
Lifesmart is recalling about 17,000 portable space heaters because the screws that attach the back plate to the heater are too short. This allows the back plate to detach when removing the heater from an outlet, posing an electrical shock hazard.
To date no injuries or incidents have been reported.
The recall affects Lifepro brand portable infrared quartz space heater models LS-IQH-DMICRO and LS-IQH-MICRO. Model LS-IQH-DMICRO is a 400-watt heater with digital display on the top. Model LS-IQH-MICRO is a 450-watt heater with no display. The model name and wattage are printed on a label on the back of each heater below the plug.
They were sold at Meijer, Northern Tool, QCI Direct and Tuesday Morning stores nationwide and online from January 2014 through December 2014 for between $40 and $50.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled space heaters and contact Lifesmart to receive either a free repair kit consisting of four longer screws with instructions on how to install them, a free replacement heater with the modified screws, or a full refund.
Lifesmart can be contacted at (866) 484-2066.