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CPSC and Lasko Products, Inc. Announce Recall of Ceramic Heaters Manufactured in 2005

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Lasko Products, Inc. of West Chester, PA, is recalling approximately 1.2 million ceramic heaters manufactured in 2005. Localized heating may occur in the power cord where the cord enters the base of the unit, creating a potential fire hazard. The recall includes several models of heaters which were sold at major retail stores, home improvement centers, hardware stores and other retailers nationwide in late 2005 and early 2006.

Consumers should stop using these heaters immediately. If your heater is affected by this recall, you can register on-line or call Lasko Products toll free any time at 1-800-233-0268 to receive a free replacement heater.

To start your recall registration, please click one of the following product images that best depicts the model of your Lasko heater, or check the label at the base of heater to determine the corresponding model number. (If you have more than one heater, the registration process will permit you to return to this screen to register more than one model or more than one heater).

YOU MUST RETURN YOUR HEATER BEFORE A REPLACEMENT WILL BE SENT. ALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION UPON RECEIPT OF RETURNED HEATER.

Your replacement will be either the same model (2006 manufacture date) or a model of the same or greater value.

Model 5132
Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control
Model 5345
Tower Heater with Electronic Control
Model 5362
Space-Saving Tower Heater with Oscillation
Model 5364
Tower Heater with Electronic Control
Model 5420
Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat
Model 5532
Ceramic Tower Heater with Digital Display with Remote Control
Model 5534
Ceramic Tower Heater with Digital Display with Remote Control
Model 5566
34" Tower Ceramic Heater

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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