March 13, 2015 Leave a comment
The Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced that Sunbeam Products has recalled approximately 34,000 Holmes Oil Filed heaters, models HOH 3000 and HOH 3000B. The heaters can cause heated oil to expand and sprayed on to combustible fabrics and carpet resulting in a scalding and fire hazard. The heaters involved in this recall are also identified as having the following code range: G192 through G 298. Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and contact Sunbeam for instructions on how to obtain a refund. Sunbeam can be contacted by visiting their website at www.holmesproducts.com and clicking on “Oil Filled Heater Recall”. Sunbeam can also be contacted by calling 1-800-515-4715. It should be noted that this is not the first time that Holmes has had this problem. In 2007, a similar recall was made for approximately 300,000 oil filled heaters that also sprayed hot oil and caused a fire hazard. Officially, the root cause was found to have been overheating due to a poor electrical connection.