AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heater recalled due to fire hazard

Starting date:
June 11, 2019
Posting date:
June 11, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70141

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heater
  • Issue: The heaters could overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled heater

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and Amazon

Affected products

AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Ceramic Space Heater

Product description

This recall involves AmazonBasics space heaters with the following description:
Model # Colour Oscillating Fan (yes or no)
B074MR2HGM BLACK YES
B074MWRLZM WHITE YES
B074MX8VNR WHITE NO
B074MWKSLX BLACK NO

The 1500 Watt heaters have three output options: low, high or fan only.

Hazard identified

The heaters can overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard potentially leading to injury or property damage.

As of May 2, 2019, the company has received 5 reports of incidents and no reports of injury in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 25 reports of incidents and no reports of injury. In Mexico, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 18,012 units were sold in Canada, 232,135 in the United States and 3,765 in Mexico.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from October 2017 to March 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Amazon
Seattle
Washington
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Ningbo Singfun Electric Appliance Co. Ltd.
Ningbo, Zhejiang
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the space heaters. Amazon will send emails directly to all customers that purchased the impacted products with instructions on how to receive a full refund. Amazon will send the emails to the email address associated with the Amazon account that purchased the product.

If there are further questions, customers can contact Amazon.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Consumers may view the release by Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) on the Agency's website (in Spanish only).

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.