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UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Wall-Mounted Air Heater

June 6, 2008

NOTE: This information is from a previously printed press release, newsletter, or other dated document. It is presented here for archival purposes only.

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 6, 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:

425 Watts/125V/60Hz/3.6A.
(DEC. 2005-JAN. 2006)

Unathorized UL label

Room Heater

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 [email protected]. Contact by phone +1 713 589-3275.