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Lasko Heater
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Portable Electric Heaters (348)
LASKO PRODUCTS INC.    
Lasko
5620
E217303
 
 
Lowes
Ohio
1/15/2010 This date is an estimate
Consumer stated a fire was started by her electric portable heater. The stated that the product was off at the time of the incident and plugged into a wall socket. The wall socket had flames shoot from the outlet. The consumer's husband unplugged the heater from the outlet and the flames stopped. The product does not appear to be damaged in any way. However, the wall socket does have charring and discoloration, and was replaced.

The consumer was not harmed by the product but feels she might have been if her husband was not home with her, as she is disabled and cannot walk. The consumer's son tested the plug and discovered it had wires in the plug that were crossed, creating a short. The consumer has noticed similar products recalled in release 11-121. The consumer chose not to call the fire department at the time of the incident.
6/3/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
74 years
Yes
No
No
No
No
Comment from LASKO PRODUCTS INC. 7/22/2011
Customer contacted and unit will be returned for evaluation.

Comment from LASKO PRODUCTS INC. 9/27/2012
Customer had replaced original plug with improper replacement plug which also evidenced resistance heating due to bad outlet.

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