November 19, 2009 11:37 ET

KAZ Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Honeywell Ceramic Heater

MILTON, ON--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - Kaz, Inc. today announced a voluntary safety recall of the Honeywell Quick Heat Ceramic Heater Model #HZ-316C. The heater is manufactured by Kaz under license from Honeywell. Consumers should stop using the recalled heater immediately. This model heater is only available in Canada and was distributed between July 1, 2009 and October 30, 2009. No other heater models under the Honeywell brand are affected.

Name of Product: Honeywell Ceramic Heater Model #HZ-316C

Units Affected by Recall: Approximately 84,000

Issue: Kaz found that the front plate of the heater can detach, exposing the internal potentially hot parts and/or circuitry of the heater. This condition affects only one heater model with certain date codes, shipped only to Canada.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or adverse events have been reported. This is a voluntary recall for a product malfunction that has a small likelihood of causing an adverse event.

Description: This recall involves Honeywell Heater Model #HZ-316C. Consumers can determine if their heater is the HZ316C unit by checking the rear right hand corner of the unit. The model number will be embossed in the plastic casing. If their heater is a HZ316C, consumers should check the date code of the unit. To do this, unplug the unit and look at the plug's prongs. On one of the prongs, consumers will see the five digit date code stamped into the steel. The first three digits will range between 120 and 300; the last two digits will be 09 (see image). If the date code is in this range, the product should be returned to Kaz.

Sold at: The recall pertains to heaters sold between July 1, 2009 to October 30, 2009 at the following retailers: Central Home Improvement Warehouse, Canwell (Sodisco), Home Hardware, Princess Auto Ltd., Irly Distributors Ltd., Wal-Mart Canada, Loblaw Inc., Kent Building Supply, Cathelle Inc., Copp's Building Material Limited, EG Penner Building Centres Ltd., Peavey Industries Limited, Arora Electric Ltd., Piercey's, Canac-Marquis Grenier Ltd., Staples Advantage (formerly Corporate Express Canada Inc.), J & H Builders Warehouse, Holland Imports (BC), G & G General Supply Ltd., Chabot Innovation Inc., Don Park Inc., McDiarmid Lumber Home Centers, Tim BR Marts Ltd., HQV Inc., Cooperative Federee De Quebec, Grand & Toy, The North West Company LP, Groupe BMR, Home Depot Canada, TRUSERV Canada Inc., Jacques Laferte Ltee, Materiaux Laurentiens Inc., Millwork Home Center, Patrick Morin, Staples/Business Depot, Toolway Industries Ltd., TSC Stores Ltd.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Kaz to receive a free replacement heater and to arrange for a no-charge return of the product.

Consumer Contact: Contact Kaz, Inc. at toll-free at (866) 207-4055 from HOURS 8 AM to 5 PM EST for information on the recall and instructions on how to receive a replacement heater, or log on to

Kaz has been a proud licensee of the Honeywell brand and has sold quality portable heaters in Canada for over 15 years. For more information on Kaz's line of Honeywell Home Comfort products, visit Kaz is a marketer of air purifier, heater, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air circulator products under the Honeywell brand name. The Honeywell Trademark is used under license from Honeywell International Inc.

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