An additional 7,000 Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters were recalled by the CPSC and importer Meijer, Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich. This is on top of the original 6,700 recalled back in November of 2010. The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The company has received two reports of incidents involving fires that resulted in property damages, although there have been no reports of injuries so far.
Manufactured in China, the units were sold at Meijer stores in Michigan and the surrounding states for about $25 between October 2009 and April 2011 but discount retailers, dollar stores and flea markets sold the units for various prices from November 2010 through April 2011, after the recall notice.
Consumers who own a unit should stop using it immediately and take it to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund.