Following several reports of hot oil being sprayed, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sunbeam Products, Inc., has announced a recall of nearly 34,000 Sunbeam Oil-Filled Heaters that pose a scald hazard.
The heaters come in either black or white and measure about 23 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide. Each oil-filled heater will have a label printed on its bottom with either model number HOH3000 or HOH3000B. The power switch and temperature control will be near the heater’s “Holmes” logo. Codes on recalled heaters will range between G192 and G298, so no other codes outside of this range are included in this recall.
Before the recall was announced, Sunbeam acknowledged the company was aware of approximately 40 instances of units spraying hot oil unexpectedly and causing property damage. Sunbeam is unaware of any injuries resulting from the defective heaters.
From August 2014 through November 2014, the recalled heaters were sold at Target and small department stores nationwide for about $50. The Sunbeam oil-filled heaters were manufactured in China.
If you or someone you know is currently in possession of one or more of the recalled Sunbeam oil-filled heaters, Sunbeam and the CPSC urge you to immediately stop using the heater by unplugging it and contacting Sunbeam on instructions to receive a full refund.
For more information on Sunbeam’s oil-filled heater recall and how to obtain your refund, contact Sunbeam Products, Inc. at 800-515-4715 anytime, or online at www.holmesproducts.com and click on “Oil Filled Heater Recall” for more information.