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Press release 2006.11.15 [NITE Warns: Fire and Other Hazards Relating to Remote Controlled Electric Heaters]

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NITE Warns: Fire and Other Hazards Relating to Remote Controlled Electric Heaters

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
November 15, 2006

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) today released a press release on malfunctions of remote controlled electric heaters.

1. Press release

Release date:
November 15, 2006
Title:
Safety Alert on malfunctions of remote controlled electric heaters
Publisher:
Life and Welfare Technology Center
Summary:
  • - NITE recently implemented sample purchases and product tests for 13 brands of remote controlled electric heaters in response to information concerning their malfunctions.
  • - As a result, malfunctions have been confirmed with two of the thirteen heaters, which were turned on by the remote control devices of other electric appliances, and with four of the thirteen, which were turned on by electro-magnetic noise. (See NITE Alert No.72 for details)

2. Reference

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

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