About 4,560 Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters have been recalled by Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich. The heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. This recall involves Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611. “Touch Point” can be found on the front of the product and the model and date code can be found on a silver sticker on the back side of the product. The heaters were manufactured in June 2011. The heaters are black and measure approximately 30 inches long by 6 inches deep by 12 inches high. Meijer has received two reports of overheating incidents, including one report of a fire that resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The heaters were sold exclusively at Meijer stores from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $50. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return the product to a Meijer customer service desk for a full refund. Contact Meijer at 1-800-927-8699 anytime, or online at www.meijer.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help section.