Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2006.07.04 [Accident cause investigated for Matsushita's FF kerosene heaters]

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Accident cause investigated for Matsushita's FF kerosene heaters

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
July 4, 2006

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) today issued a press release on the investigation into the cause of carbon monoxide poisoning involving fan-forced kerosene heaters manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

1. Press release

Release date:
July 4, 2006
Title:
Investigation on accidents related to FF kerosene heaters manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
Publisher:
Life and Welfare Technology Center
Summary:

In December 2005, NITE, in response to a request from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), investigated the cause of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning cases occurring earlier in the year involving kerosene fan heaters manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. NITE submitted a report on the results of the investigation to METI in May 2006.

2. Reference

NITE Consumer Product Safety website
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For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division

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