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Published: Thursday, 8/30/2007

Product recalls: toe-space heaters, portable heaters, emergency tool kits


The following recalls have been announced:

&149 About 84,000 Berko electric toe-space heaters that are typically installed in kitchens and bathrooms at floor level in the recessed space under cabinets. The heaters were manufactured in the United States by Berko Electric, now known as Marley Engineered Products, and are recalled because the fan can stop working while the heater is running, causing it to overheat. This poses a fire hazard. The company has received 29 reports of fires that resulted in property damage, but no injuries have been reported. Details: by phone at 800-642-4328; by Web at http://www.berkomep.com/ts.htm or http://www.cpsc.gov.

&149 About 281,000 Aloha Breeze portable electric heaters, manufactured in China and imported and distributed by Aloha Housewares, Inc., because heater can overheat, posing a risk of fires. The company has received seven reports of heaters melting, smoking or catching fire, including one report of minor property damage, but no injuries have been reported. Details: by phone at 800-295-4448; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

• About 43,000 Yorkcraft model emergency tool kits, manufactured in China and distributed by B&F System Inc., because the booster cables can have poor connections and undersized wiring, which poses a risk of shocks and fires. No injuries have been reported. Details: by phone at 877-586-2926; by Web at http://www.bnfusa.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

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