Sunbeam has issued a recall for 34,000 Holmes Oil-Filled Heaters in the United States. The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil, which poses a scald hazard and property damage.
The firm has received 40 reports of malfunctioning units that unexpectedly sprayed heated oil, which resulted in property damage involving damaged carpet and fabrics. No injuries have yet been reported. Owners are encouraged to turn off and unplug the heater and contact Sunbeam for instructions on obtaining a full refund.
This recall involves Holmes brand oil-filled heaters that are black or white in color. The heaters included in the recall are about 23 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide and have model number HOH3000 or HOH3000B printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The “Holmes” logo is near the power switch and temperature control. Products affected have a code on the heater plug blade within the following range: G192 through G298. No other codes are affected.
The recalled heaters were purchased from Target and small department stores nationwide from August to November 2014 for about $50.
Sunbeam Products, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. at (800) 515-4715 anytime, or online at www.holmesproducts.com and click on “Oil Filled Heater Recall” for more information.