Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Oil Filled Heaters

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Sunbeam Products Inc. has recalled select Holmes Oil Filled Heaters. The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil, which can be a scald hazard, said the company.

The heaters included in the recall measure approximately 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. 

There were about 34,000 oil filled heaters in black or white that were sold at Target and small department stores nationwide, from August 2014 through November 2014. The heaters sold for about $50.

The CPSC has received approximately 40 reports of units that unexpectedly sprayed heated oil, resulting in reports of property damage involving damaged carpet and fabrics. There have not been any injuries reported.

Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam for instructions on how to obtain a full refund.