About 34,000 oil-filled space heaters are being recalled because they could spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard. Other recalled products this week include orbital sanders with a short-circuit hazard and candles that are a fire hazard.
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DETAILS: Holmes brand oil-filled heaters that are black or white in color. The heaters included in the recall are about 23 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide and have model number HOH3000 or HOH3000B printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The "Holmes" logo is near the power switch and temperature control. Products affected have a code on the heater plug blade within the following range: G192 through G298. No other codes are affected. They were sold at Target and small department stores nationwide from August 2014 through November 2014.
WHY: The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard.
INCIDENTS: About 40 reports of units that unexpectedly sprayed heated oil, resulting in reports of property damage involving damaged carpet and fabrics. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 34,000 in U.S.
FOR MORE: Call Sunbeam Products Inc. at 800-515-4715 anytime, or visit www.holmesproducts.com and click on "Oil Filled Heater Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with Mirka logo on the front. The 5-inch sander is model CEROS550. The 6-inch sander is model CEROS650. Model information is on a white sticker on the back of the sander housing beneath the hand grip. Serial numbers are engraved on the side of the sander housing just above the dust shroud. They were sold at various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and online from March 2014 to November 2014. Information on specific serial numbers included in the recalls can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Mirka-Extends-Recall-of-Compact-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders/
WHY: The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 574 in the U.S. and 21 in Canada. About 440 in the U.S. and 85 in Canada were previously recalled in June 2014.
FOR MORE: Call Mirka Abrasives at 800-843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.mirka-usa.com and click on Recall for more information.
CANDLE GIFT BOXES
DETAILS: Festival of Lights Chanukkah Gift Box set. The set includes a clear plastic menorah, 45 kosher candles and eight chocolates. The set comes in a white and purple box with two flaps on one side that open to reveal three rows of drawers: eight small drawers across the top for chocolates and two long drawers beneath for the menorah and candles. They were sold at Vosges Haut-Chocolat boutiques in Chicago, Beverly Hills, Calif., New York and Las Vegas and online at vosgeschocolate.com from November to December 2014.
WHY: The plastic menorah can catch fire if candles are allowed to burn to the base of the menorah.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of menorahs catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 250.
FOR MORE: Call Vosges Haut-Chocolat at 888-301-9866 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.vosgeschocolate.com and click on Voluntary Safety Recall Notice at the top of the page or Menorah Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.