Mastercraft Construction Heater recalled due to fire hazard

Starting date:
November 18, 2019
Posting date:
November 18, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71577

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Mastercraft Construction Heater, 4800W.
  • Issue: The heaters could overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to the place of purchase for a store credit or to obtain a replacement unit.

Affected products

Mastercraft Construction Heater, 4800W

Product description

This recall involves the Mastercraft Construction Heater, 4800W. The Mastercraft Construction Heater is blue in colour.

The recalled products have item number 052-2604. The item number and certification file number can be found on the label affixed to the back of the heater.

Hazard identified

The recalled heaters can overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard.

As of November 8, Canadian Tire has received 9 reports of the product overheating, with 2 incidents of the product catching fire and damaging property in Canada. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 10,000 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from 1997 to 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Toronto
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to the place of purchase for store credit or to obtain a replacement unit. Proof of purchase is not required.

For more information, consumers may contact Canadian Tire by telephone at 1-800-387-8803 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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.