Maxi-Heat Oscillating Digital Tower Heater
sold at Home Depot recalled
January 27, 2006
Home Depot and king
of Fans Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
are recalling the Maxi-Heat Oscillating
Digital Tower Heater. Consumers should
stop using the product immediately. The
wires inside the oscillating heater can
short circuit and spark, posing a fire
King of Fans has received one report
of the heater smoking. There have been
no reports of injuries.
About 6,266 of the fans were sold at
Home Depot stores in Canada from July 2005
through September 2005 for about $69.98
The fans were manufactured in China.
The recalled model is CH920 BER.
The ceramic portable electric
heaters are the oscillating tower type.
They are grey and have a digital control
panel attached to the top of the unit. “Maxi-Heat” is
printed on the control panel. The model
number is printed on the ETL label on the
bottom of the back of the unit.
Consumers should immediately unplug the
heaters and stop using them. Return the
recalled heaters to a Home Depot store
for a full refund.
For more information,
contact King of Fans toll-free at 1 (866)
443-1291, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s
website at www.kingoffans.com.