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Portable Electric Heaters Recalled by Aloha Housewares Due to Fire Hazard

April 4, 2008

On February 20, 2008, Aloha Housewares Inc., of Arlington, Texas recalled approximately 152,000 portable electric heaters. The heaters were recalled because they can overheat and melt plastic parts, posing a fire hazard. Aloha Housewares has received 29 reports of the heaters melting, smoking or catching fire, including 18 reports of property damage. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands and feet.

This recall involves electric oscillating tower heaters with the name “Aloha Breeze” printed on the top. The white heaters have model number 02044 and dates codes 06/06, 06/07, 06/08 or 06/09. Model numbers and date codes are printed on the silver label located on the back of the heater, near the bottom.

These units were sold at Wal-mart and small retail chain stores nationwide from August 2006 through November 2007 for between $35 and $45 and manufactured in China.

You should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Aloha Housewares to receive a replacement product. For additional information, contact Aloha Housewares at (800) 295-4448 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at ahitexaslg@aol.com.

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