CPSC Recall - Issued 5/15/2013

Optimus Recalls Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Manufacturer: Dongguang Hong-Hwa Electric Co. Ltd.
Product: Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters
Hazard: Optimus Recalls Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves two models of Optimus Infrared Quartz Radiant heaters with model numbers H-5210, produced in 2011 and H-5211, produced in 2012. The model number and the year of production appear on a label on the back of the heater. The recalled heaters are white and are approximately 12-inches wide by 13-inches tall by 6-inches deep. “Optimus” is printed on the top left of the heater. The control knob is located on the top right side of the heater.
Remedy: Replace
Sold At: Best Buy Market Place, Family Dollar, Heartland, Northern Tool, Rite Aid and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, ebay.com and Walmart.com from October 2011 through December 2012 for between $25 and $30.
Units: About 355,000
Consumer Contact: Optimus Enterprise Inc. toll-free at (888) 672-5832 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.optimusent.com and click on “recall” for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at return.optimus@gmail.com.
Company Website: www.optimusent.com