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NORTHBROOK, Ill., 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
Product Identification: 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
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.