Portable and permanent heating appliances manufactured by Ouellet, Global Commander and Electrimart recalled due to fire hazard
Health Canada: RA-69582
This recall concerns portable and permanent heating appliances manufactured by Ouellet, Global Commander and Electrimart. This notice concerns 4,800 and 5,000 watt appliances manufactured before April 2016 (2016-04-01). The colour of these appliances may vary, and the production label with the model number may be found on the front or back of the appliance.
Hazard identified: The heating elements of the portable and permanent heating appliances may be defective, posing an electrical arcing and fire hazard.
As of April 1, 2019, the company has received 26 reports of fire; no injuries were reported in Canada.
Number sold: Approximately 291,375 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time period sold: The affected products were sold from 1989 to April 2016.
For more information on affected models, please visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69582r-eng.php
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