Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2008.03.12 [Safety Alert: Halogen Heaters imported and distributed by Daio International Japan]

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Safety Alert: Halogen Heaters imported and distributed by Daio International Japan

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
March 12, 2008

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) today placed a NITE Alert on its website to call consumers' attention to the following.

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1. Press release

Release date:
March 10, 2008
Title:
Safety Alert for Electric Halogen Heaters imported and distributed by Daio International Japan
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:

NITE has directed consumers' attention to Electric Halogen Heaters imported and distributed by Daio International Japan in NITE Alert No.78 (issued on Jan 18, 2007) and No.83 (on Nov 21, 2007).
Accidents supposedly caused by the different models of the relevant importer/distributor continue to be reported to NITE. Although some models are still under investigation, this alert is to notify consumers of the model numbers of the electric halogen heaters involved in the accidents reported to NITE.
(Note) Daio International Japan is not reachable at its registered address.

<Summary of the NITE Alert>

  1. (1) Announcement of the model numbers in accident reports received by NITE
    These products may pose further accident risks. As a preventive measure, consumers are discouraged from using them. As for models SUN-801Ci and SUN801D, NITE warned consumers in NITE Alerts No.78 and No.83 to refrain from using them, and this warning is now re-issued.
  2. (2) Reminder of model numbers of previous voluntary recalls by the relevant importer/distributor
    NITE has announced the relevant model numbers in NITE Alerts No.78 and No.83. This is a reminder to discontinue use of these products.

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

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