Monday, May 13, 2013

Tip of the Week: Family Dollar Stores Recall Space Heaters

Optimus Tower Heater
Photo - US Product Safety Commission
Since we have several Family Dollar Stores in and near the Warrendale neighborhood, I wanted to share with everyone the fact that they have issued a recall of their Optimus Tower Quartz Heater. The company has received ten reports of these units overheating and, in some cases, of the control knobs melting.

There have not been any reports of an injury, fire, or property damage. Regardless, because of the reports that it has received, Family Dollar has decided to issue a recall of the Optimus Tower Quartz Heater.

Additional information about the Optimus Tower Quartz Heater product recall is available from the U.S. Product Safety Commission on their web site here. Consumers should stop using this product immediately and contact Family Dollar Stores at (800) 547-0359. One should also be aware that it is illegal to resell, or attempt to resell, a consumer product that has been recalled.

The recall of these space heaters is your Warrendale Tip of the Week.

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