June 5, 2003

 

Weather Works Announces Recall of Electric Heaters

 

Name of product: Weather Works Ventilaire Electric Heaters

Units: 2,400

Manufacturer: Weather Works Inc., of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The electric heater can overheat internal plastic components and damage the wiring, posing a fire and electrocution hazard to consumers.

Description: The portable electric heater is beige, constructed of a plastic housing, and has the "Weather Works" logo printed on the front side of the fan. On the base of the unit is a sticker reading, "Model No. CH-601, AC 120V - 60Hz, 1500 Watts, Made in China, 4H39."

Sold at: Retail chain stores in Florida, such as The Andersons, Chase- Pitkin Home & Garden, and Florida Hardware, from June 2002 through March 2003 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should return the unit to the firm for a full refund plus cost of postage. The heater should be mailed to: 2340 NW 102nd Place, Miami, FL 33172.

Consumer Contact: Weather Works at (888) 269-9247 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Media Contact: Antonio Johnson, (305) 591-2250