Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2006.12.15 [NITE Warns: Ignition of Electric Heaters (Halogen Heaters)]

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NITE Warns: Ignition of Electric Heaters (Halogen Heaters)

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

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) today released a safety alert on Electric Heaters (Halogen Heaters).

1. Press release

Release date:
December 15, 2006
Title:
Safety Alert on Electric Heaters (Halogen Heaters)
Publisher:
Life and Welfare Technology Center
Summary:

NITE issued a press release on ignition accidents involving electric heaters (halogen heaters). Following a NITE investigation into the cause of the accidents, it was determined that some of the units that have been sold are equipped with faulty parts. Since four ignition accidents have been reported so far, and there is a possibility of similar fire-starting accidents occurring, NITE is urging consumers to immediately discontinue use of this product to prevent further incidents.

2. Reference

NITE Consumer Product Safety website
Searchable database on Accident information and Company announcements

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

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