Seabreeze International Corp. recalls certain Smart ThermafloTM Heaters

Starting date:
August 17, 2018
Posting date:
August 17, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67510

Affected products

Certain Smart Thermaflo™ heaters with model number SF14TA.

Product description

This recall involves Seabreeze Smart Thermaflo™ Heaters with model number SF14TA and UPC 063635001439. The heater is intended to be mounted over or beside the electrical outlet.

All products with date code ending in "5" or "6" are affected by this recall. 

The date code is found on sticker located on either the bottom or side of heater.

Hazard identified

In the event of a fault, the safety cut-offs may not operate and allow the heater to rapidly overheat, posing a fire hazard.

As of July 11, 2018, the company has received one report in Canada of the product catching on fire within moments of first usage.  No injuries were reported.  

Number sold

Approximately 3,048 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between August 2015 and May 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Seabreeze International Corp.
Vaughan
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Seabreeze International Corp for a refund. The company will offer a refund program upon confirmation of date code and disposition of product.

For more information, consumers may contact Seabreeze International Corp. by email or by telephone at (905) 565-8151 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Sunday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.