This recall involves two models of Optimus Infrared Quartz Radiant heaters with model numbers H-5210, produced in 2011 and H521, produced in 2012. The model numbers are located on a label on the back of the heater with “Optimus” posted on the top left of the heater. The heaters are white and about 12 inches wide and 13 inches tall. It has been found that the heaters can ignite nearby flammable materials that may come in to contact with the unit. This can cause a fire hazard to the consumer.
The recalled models were sold at Best Buy Market Place, Family Dollar, Heartland, Rite Aid and other stores around the nation. These products were also sold online at Amazon.com, eBay.com and Walmart.com. The heaters were sold from October 2011 through December 2012 for $25-$30.
The recall effects approximately 355,000 heaters. Owners of any of these two models should immediately stop using the recalled heater and contact Optimus to be eligible for a free updated replacement heater.
For the full CPSC recall, click here.