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
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
On the product: The space heater has a label with an unauthorized UL Mark
for the United States and Canada and the following information:
MADE IN CHINA
OIL FILLED HEATER
RADIATEUR A BAIN B'HUILE
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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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