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.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries, including burn injuries due to fire or electrical hazards, please contact the personal injury lawyers at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. for a free consultation.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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