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DESA Heating Products Recalls Propane Heaters


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On February 1st, 2006, CPSC, along with Desa Heating Products of Bowling Green, KY, recalled about 54,500 "40-80,000 BTU Portable Propane Convection Heaters for a flashback hazard

As of the time of the CPSC release, CPSC had received 40 reports of incidents, possibly from the flashback hazard, including six reports of fires. The other 34 reported incidents involved minor property damage, including scorching of the flooring under the heater. There have been no reports of injury. Inspectors finding these units should advise the homeowner to stop using this heater immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a free replacement, refund or store credit

The boilers are propane-gas fired and were manufactured between April 1, 2005 and October 31, 2005 and were sold at home centers and hardware stores nationwide from August 2005 through December 2005 for between $100 and $300.

The units affected are DESA 40-80,000 BTU Portable Propane Convection Heaters which generate from 40,000 to 80,000 BTUs an hour. The following model names and number are involved in this recall: Reddy Heater (RCP80VC), All-Pro (SPC-80CC), MASTER (TC80VC), Universal (80-CC), and Dayton (6BY73). These heaters have serial numbers between 017390000 and 017632220. The model and serial numbers are on the carton and on labels attached to the heater. The designation “Made in Chinaâ€

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