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Portable mini-heaters recalled over fears of electric shock

Posted on February 16, 2015 2:28 pm under Product Liability

Lifesmart issued a nationwide recall of around 17,000 Lifepro brand portable mini-space heaters after learning that the screws used to fasten the back plate are too short, which may cause the plate to detach and expose users to an electric shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed on February 4.

The affected models are 450-watt LS-IQH-MICRO with no display and 400-watt LS-IQH-DMICRO with digital display. The wattage and model name can be found on the label below the device’s plug. The recalled heaters were manufactured in China and were sold online and at Northern Tool stores, Tuesday Morning stores, Meijer stores, and QCI Direct stores nationwide between January 2014 and December 2014.

Affected consumers are asked to contact the company for a free repair kit with four long screws and an installation guide, a replacement unit with the modified screws, or a refund.

Injuries caused by a defective appliance could translate to lost time at work and hefty medical bills. Fortunately, you don’t have to face all of these repercussion alone. A lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help you seek the compensation you believe you are owed from the manufacturers involved. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 for a free initial assessment of your case.