Electric Heaters & Gas Grills Recall
The calendar says that is now officially the end of
winter and that summer is on its way. The Consumer Product Safety
Commission has announced recalls for two products -- one related to being
indoors in cold weather and the other to being outdoors in warmer weather.
The first recall is for electric heaters. The "Sun-Sational"
Deluxe Radiant heaters are being recalled because there are electrical
connections inside these heaters that can become loose and cause shocks.
These defective heaters need to be repaired or replaced.
The second recall is for outdoor barbecues. The Char-Broil Gas Grills are
being recalled because the temperature gauge is not vented. If moisture
gets inside the gauge, the glass cover on the gauge can shatter and injure
anyone standing in the vicinity of the grill. This recall involves grills
in the Commercial, Professional and Stainless Steel Series. Incidentally,
some models run up to $1,000 so these are not low-end grills by any means.
Comment: The recall of
electric heaters seems a little late with winter behind us. The gas grill recall
seems more timely.
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Barbara K. Hecht,
Medical Editor, MedicineNet.com
CPSC, Lakewood Announce Recall of Electric Heaters