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#228896 28-Jan-2018 22:22
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Stuff (November): Five brands of panel heaters are being recalled nationwide because they may overheat and cause a fire.

The government Product Recall website instructs customers who have bought -

-Number 8,
-Living and Co

- panel heaters are being asked to check if their heaters are affected and contact their supplier for a replacement.

The heaters were sold at Mitre 10, Mitre 10 Mega, The Warehouse, Hammer Hardware and Goldair stockists from February 2016.

All heaters with the following date codes are affected: 4615, 4715, 4815, 4915, 5015, 5115, 5215 and all ending in 16 or 17.

I wonder how this situation was detected. Fire service? Local service agent? Overseas experience?

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  #1947990 29-Jan-2018 00:38
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That's a lot. Are they all the same units, but rebadged? I never saw that notice.


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  #1947992 29-Jan-2018 01:08
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Looks that way. The same supplier CDB goldaire is listed for all those brands on the govt recall website:

Sold February 2016 to October 2017


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  #1948011 29-Jan-2018 07:48
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There was a previous recall (2011) for Goldair panel heaters a bit more information given then - that it was a faulty safety fuse (thermal cutout?) and that they also posed a fire risk.


Would be easy to condemn the brand as cheap and suspect quality rubbish, as they've also had recalls for wall mounted fan heaters and bathroom heaters over the past few years.

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