Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex construction heaters recalled due to fire hazard
Health Canada: RA-69570
The affected products are electric construction heaters sold under the Chromalox, Centurion, Electromode, Westcan and Dimplex brands. The affected units are 240 Volt, 4800 Watt, with a 30 Amp plug.
The model numbers and production dates affected are listed below. The model number and the production date code can be found on the manufacturing label on the back of the unit.
Hazard identified: The heating elements of the heaters can fail, posing an electrical arc and fire hazard.
As of April 3, 2019, the company has received 36 reports of the heating element failing causing damage to the unit and/or to property in Canada. No injuries have been reported.
Number sold: Approximately 420,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time period sold: The affected products were sold from 1992 to 2006. (Products Produced Prior To Week 26, 2006)
For more information on affected models, please visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69570r-eng.php
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