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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:
ECONO-HEAT ELECTRIC PANEL HEATER MODEL NUMBER: 0601 425 Watts/125V/60Hz/3.6A. (DEC. 2005-JAN. 2006)
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 [email protected]. Contact by phone +1 713 589-3275.