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Holmes Ceramic Heaters Recalled – Fire Hazard

Rachel Moody2 years ago

Sunbeam Products, Inc. has recalled about 151,600 Holmes Ceramic Heaters because of a risk for overheating, which poses a fire hazard

About the Ceramic Heater Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheated.  There was one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring. 

Consumers are asked to stop using the recalled heater and to contact Sunbeam for a full refund.

Description of the Ceramic Heater Recall

  • The recall includes Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters sold in black, purple, red, blue, and white. 
  • They are rectangular in shape and are about 12 inches tall, 8 ½ inches wide, and 5 ½ inches deep.
  • The heaters have model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product.
  • On the bottom front is the “Holmes” logo and two knobs controlling the fan.
  • On the top of the product is a thermostat.
  • The heater adjusts between a high and low heat setting and a fan only setting.
  • The heaters were sold at Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide from August 2013 to March 2014 for about $30.


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