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Collins International Co., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 20,000 oscillating ceramic heaters because the heaters can overheat, smoke, or may ignite which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

This recall involves 1500 watt oscillating ceramic heaters model EB38005. The heater has a white plastic housing with the name “Heat-Wave” in black on its top. A label on the bottom of the product contains the model and the control number “ETL 3090262.”

So far the company has not received any reports of injury, but they have received seven reports of the heaters overheating, smoking, or igniting, which includes four reports of property damage to consumer’s carpets and floors.

The product was available Menards’ stores across the country from September 2006 to March 2007. The heaters were manufactured in China.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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