Optimus Enterprise, Inc. recently announced that they would be recalling approximately 355,000 units of its Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters. Announced via the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), defects with the design of the heater pose a fire hazard.
The models affected are the H-5210 produced in 2011 and the H-5211 produced in 2012. These model years and production codes are on a label in the back of the heater. The units are white in color and are 12 inches wide, 13 inches tall, and six inches deep. The name “Optimus” is printed on the top left and the control knob is on the top right side.
These products were sold at Best Buy Market Place, Family Dollar, Heartland, Northern Tool, Rite Aid, and other stores, as well as online at multiple sites. The units were sold for between $25 and $30.
Because of defects affecting the heater’s design, nearby combustible materials that come into contact with the unit can catch fire. This could lead to a spreading fire which can endanger the safety of consumers.
Optimus has advised that consumers immediately stop using the heaters and contact them to receive a free replacement. Optimus can be contacted by calling (888) 672-5832, by clicking on the link at www.optimusent.com, or by emailing [email protected].
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