Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex construction heaters recalled due to fire hazard
- Starting date:
- April 10, 2019
- Posting date:
- April 10, 2019
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
- Product: Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex construction heaters.
- Issue: The heating elements can fail, posing a fire hazard.
- What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the affected product and unplug it.
Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex construction heaters
The affected products are electric construction heaters sold under the Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex brands. The affected units are 240 Volt, 4800 Watt, with a 30 Amp plug.
The model numbers and production dates affected are listed below. The model number and the production date code can be found on the manufacturing label on the back of the unit.
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The heating elements of the heaters can fail, posing an electrical arc and fire hazard.
As of April 3, 2019, the company has received 36 reports of the heating element failing causing damage to the unit and/or to property in Canada. No injuries have been reported.
Approximately 420,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from 1992 to 2006.
Place of origin
Made in Canada and Made in China
Glen Dimplex Americas Limited
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the affected heaters and dispose of them according to their local municipal waste requirements.
For more information, consumers can consult the Glen Dimplex Americas' website .
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.
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