The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kaz USA Inc., of Southborough, Mass., and Ningbo Honecho Industry Co., Ltd. of China, announced a voluntary recall of about 19,000 Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters.
Hazard: The heater’s internal housing, including the fan, heating element and circuitry, can detach, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall includes Honeywell Surround Select Series portable electric heaters with model numbers HZ-420, HZ-430, and HZ-440 and five-digit date codes that have 11 as the last two digits. The heaters are black or white cylinders with a handle on top. The model number is stamped into the plastic on the bottom of the heater. The date code is located on the metal prongs of the heater’s electrical plug. “Honeywell” and “Surround Heat” are printed on the front of the heaters. This heater was distributed by Kaz USA under license from Honeywell.
Sold at: Best Buy, Meijer and Walmart stores nationwide from July 2011 through December 2011 for between $50 and $70.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the heaters and contact Kaz for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kaz at (800) 370-8137 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kaz.com/recall.