The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of TouchPoint Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters; the heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The TouchPoint brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611. “TouchPoint” can be found on the front of the product and the model and date code can be found on a silver sticker on the backside of the product. The heaters were manufactured in June 2011. The heaters are black and measure approximately 30-inches long by 6-inches deep by 12-inches high.
About 4,560 units have been sold in Meijer stores from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $50. Meijer has received two reports of overheating incidents, including one report of a fire that resulted in property damage.
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