SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

May 28, 2008 11:00 ET

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Oil-Filled Space Heaters

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - May 28, 2008) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that oil-filled space heaters manufactured by the China Singfun Electric Group Co., Ltd. may pose a risk of fire. These heaters do not comply with UL requirements and are not eligible to bear the UL Mark.

Name of Product: Maxi-Heat Oil-Filled Space Heater, model 70001

Units: Unknown quantity

Manufacturer: China Singfun Electric Group Co., Ltd.

Date of Manufacture: August 2001 to present

Identification:

On the product: The space heater has a label with an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States and Canada and the following information:

LISTED
E218087
MADE IN CHINA
MAXI-HEAT
OIL FILLED HEATER
RADIATEUR A BAIN B'HUILE
MODEL/MODELE 70001

Please click the following link to see photos of the product: http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr052808a.html

Hazard: The heaters may be filled with oil that has been found to be unsuitable for use in space heaters. The oil has a low flash point, which may pose a risk of fire.

What You Should Do: UL recommends consumers stop using these space heaters immediately and return them to the place of purchase.

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