PackTite Recalls Bed Bug Heating Units Due to Fire Hazard
PackTite is recalling roughly 9,000 PackTite Heating Units for Bed Bug Control. The bed bug heaters can overheat, melt and cause a fire.
This recall involves PackTite bed bug heating units sold with PackTite original bed bug treatment systems. Consumers place items for bed bug treatment inside PackTite's black canvas bag and turn the heater on inside the bag. The white heaters are attached to a black wire frame that fits in the bag.
To date, PackTite has received three consumer complaints of heaters overheating, melting and, in one case, the items being treated were singed. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled bed bug heating units were sold through pest control companies and pest control product distributers nationwide from October 2009 through January 2013.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heating units and contact PackTite for a free replacement heater.
For more information on this recall, contact PackTite toll-free at 866-520-7952.