Kaz USA, of Southborough, Mass., has recalled about 19,000 Honeywell Surround Select portable electric heaters because the internal housing (including the fan, heating element and circuitry), can detach, posing a burn hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported today.
No incidents or injuries have been reported in relation to this recall.
The recalled Honeywell heaters, distributed by Kaz USA under license from Honeywell, were sold for $50 to $70 at Best Buy, Meijer and Walmart stores nationwide from July through December of 2011. The cylindrical heaters are either black or white, with a handle on top. “Honeywell” and “Surround Heat” are printed on the front of the heaters.
The recall includes Honeywell Surround Select Series portable electric heaters with model numbers HZ-420, HZ-430, and HZ-440, and five-digit date codes that have 11 as the last two digits. The model number is stamped into the plastic on the bottom of the heater. The date code is located on the metal prongs of the heater’s electrical plug. See photos below.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the heaters and contact Kaz for a full refund. For more information, call Kaz at 800-370-8137, or visit www.kaz.com/recall.