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Electric ceramic heater
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Portable Electric Heaters (348)
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions    
Holmes (sold by Target)
HCH4166TPK
na
048894559044
8/15/2006  
na 
Target
Unspecified
12/15/2006 This date is an estimate
We were given the electric heater for Christmas 2006. Today, my wife smelled a strong burning plastic smell! She found the electric heater with a big hole burned in the top plastic housing with flames shooting out higher than the toilet seat. If she had not been home, the heater could have stared the entire house on fire! It was just inches from a wooden cabinet that had hair spray, alcohol and other flammable items in it.
8/15/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
My Spouse
Female
67 years
Yes
N/A
N/A
I still have the heater. I used the manufactuer's web site to report the incident.
Yes
N/A
Comment from Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions 9/7/2012
Jarden Consumer Solutions encourages consumers with any concerns about our products to contact us directly (if they have not already done so) at jardencs.com (http://www.jardencs.com/ContactUs.aspx) where consumers will find brand specific contact information, including toll-free phone numbers. We appreciate receiving information from consumers and try to achieve consumer satisfaction.
File NameDescription
DSCN1140.JPG Twin Heater out of box
DSCN1150.JPG Heater Box
DSCN1141.JPG Hole in plastic on top of heater
DSCN1143.JPG Hole in top of plastic housing
DSCN1144.JPG Burned inside of heater
DSCN1143.JPG Inside view

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