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Lasko Ceramic Portable Heater, Model #5566, PM 2160102729
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Portable Electric Heaters (348)
LASKO PRODUCTS INC.    
Lasko
5566
E217303
PM2160102729
 
none listed 
Either Lowes or Home Depot
Unspecified
10/15/2007 This date is an estimate
I purchased a Lasko Ceramic Heater, Model #5566, approximately three years ago. When I plugged the unit in the electric socket, sparks came flying out and the cord at the base of the unit burned out. It seems the cord at the base of the unit becomes overheated during use and eventually the cord catches fire.

I unplugged the unit immediately and no one was hurt but I had some minor wall damage as a result of the sparks. When I called the Lasko Recall Center, the recording message said my model was not being recalled. IT SHOULD BE. I still have the heater if inspection is needed.

Thank you.

[REDACTED]
12/5/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
66 years
Yes
No
No
I have not disposed of the product and when I tried to report it to the company, the recording told me my model was not being recalled.
N/A
N/A
Comment from LASKO PRODUCTS INC. 1/4/2012
The reported model 5566 was subject to a recall in 2007. Left message for customer to contact Lasko for a replacement heater.

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