The Holmes Group Recalls Oil-Filled Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Holmes(r) Oil-Filled Electric Heaters
Units: About 300,000
Distributor: The Holmes Group, of Milford, Mass.
Hazard: A poor electrical connection within the heater can lead to
overheating. This poses fire and thermal burn hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: The Holmes Group has received reports of 59
incidents involving the recalled heaters. There were 12 reports of minor
injuries including four reported burns. There were 36 reports of
property damage including four fires that caused between $41,000 and
$200,000 in damage.
Description: The recall involves Holmes oil-filled electric heaters with
model number HOH2505 and HOH2520. The model number and "Holmes(r)" are
printed on the side of the unit near the bottom.
Sold at: Discount department stores, hardware stores and other retailers
from September 2005 through February 2007 for between $40 and $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and
contact the Holmes Group to receive a free replacement heater.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Holmes Group
at (800) 306-2471 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at