NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 984-3311
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Ceramic Heaters Recalled By Lasko; Heaters Could Pose A Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Lasko Ceramic Heaters
Units: About 1.2 million
Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: The heater's cord can overheat where it enters the base of the
unit, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received 28 reports of failed power
cords, including six reports of minor property damage. No injuries
have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Lasko ceramic heaters manufactured
in 2005. Model numbers included in the recall are: 5132, 5345, 5362,
5364, 5420, 5532, 5534 and 5566. Model numbers are located on the
bottom of the unit or at the rear of the base of the heaters.
Sold at: Major retailers, home centers and discount department stores
nationwide from September 2005 through April 2006 for between $20 and
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the heaters and
contact Lasko to receive a free replacement heater.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lasko at (800)
984-3311 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to: