SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

June 05, 2008 16:00 ET

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Wall-Mounted Air Heater

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that wall-mounted heaters manufactured by Econo-Heat may pose a risk of fire.

Name of Product: Model 0601

Units: Unknown quantity

Date of Manufacture: November 2005 to January 2006

Manufacturer: Econo-Heat, Cape Town, South Africa

Hazard: Electrical connections may not be properly secured, causing them to overheat and pose a risk of fire.

Identification:

On the product: The heaters bear a nameplate with an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States and Canada and the following information:

ECONO-HEAT
ELECTRIC PANEL HEATER
MODEL NUMBER: 0601
425 Watts/125V/60Hz/3.6A.
(DEC. 2005-JAN. 2006)
UL-Listed
Room Heater
12XR

What You Should Do: UL recommends that consumers stop using the heaters and contact Econo-Heat for further instructions.

Consumer Contact: Contact Econo-Heat by email at contact@econo-heat.us. Contact by phone +1 713 589-3275.

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