Lakewood Recall of Fan-Forced Mini-Personal Heaters November 23, 2004

Lakewood Announces Recall of Fan-Forced Mini-Personal Heaters

Name of product: Lakewood MPH-25 fan-forced mini-personal electric heater.

Units: About 18,000

Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Hazard: Fire hazard if an electrical failure leads to overheating and melting of plastic parts.

Description: The electric heater is a small white plastic heater with these dimensions: 6 ˝ x 7 x 3 inches. It has a gray grill and a gray knob. The Lakewood logo appears in gray letters on top of the heater. The model number “MPH-25” is embossed or appears on a sticker label on the bottom of the heater.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide from August 2001 through November 2004 for about $13 to $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Free replacement heater. Consumers should immediately stop using these heaters, unplug them, and contact Lakewood to get instructions on how to receive a free replacement heater.

Consumer Contact: Call Lakewood at (888) 858-3506 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can visit the company’s Web site at www.lakewoodeng.com