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Recall of 92,000 Heater Fans and Quartz Radiant Heaters Sold at Dollar General

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February 18, 2011

Reports of fires with TrueLiving Heater Fans and Portable Quartz Radiant Heaters sold exclusively at Dollar General Stores have prompted a recall.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Atico International USA, Inc., of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, who sourced these products from China, and retailer Dollar General Stores, of Goodlettsville, TN, are recalling these products because they have caught on fire and are a hazard.

According to the CPSC recall release, There have been eight reports of the TrueLiving Heater Fan overheating, including one report of flames coming out of the unit and another of damage to the electrical outlet and wall.

There were 21 reports of the TrueLiving Quartz Radiant Heater overheating, including a report of damage to the heater’s plug, a report of flames coming from the control knob and another report of a burn injury to a consumer’s hand.

Dollar General Stores nationwide sold 92,000 of these products, the Heater Fans for about $15 and Quartz Radiant Heaters for about $42, between September 2010 and December 2010.

Consumers can identify the recalled products by the following codes printed on the silver sticker on the bottom of the units:

Model#

Item#

UPC

Heater Fans

NSB-200B

A14B1053

40022749831

Portable Quartz Radiant Heaters

HD-700

A14B0979

400022750066

If a consumer has one of these products, they should stop using it immediately and return it to their local Dollar General Store for a full refund.

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  1. john says:
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    identical unit as the NSB-200B is the Dollar General “Comfort Zone” CZ40DG. it may be irresponsible for this identical unit not to be included in this recall.