Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
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May 29, 2014

Sunbeam Products has announced a recall of 151,600 Holmes ceramic heaters. The recalled ceramic space heaters can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

This recall involves Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters sold in black, purple, red, blue and white. The rectangular heaters included in the recall are about 12 inches tall, 8 ½ inches wide and 5 ½ inches deep and have model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The 'Holmes' logo is on the bottom front of the unit and two knobs controlling the fan and the thermostat are on the top. The heater adjusts between a high and low heat setting and a fan only setting.

To date, Sunbeam has received a total of 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheating, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring.

The recalled heaters were sold at Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from August 2013 through March 2014.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam Products, Inc. for instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

For more information on this recall, contact Sunbeam Products toll-free at 800-834-0056 anytime.