More faulty appliances found
Two more heaters, an oven and a portable DVD player have joined the list of devices that could potentially maim, destroy or kill.
At the end of July, the Fire Service warned anyone who bought certain Kent oil heaters from The Warehouse to stop using them immediately because they could explode.
That was after two of the heaters had faulty rivets burst, spraying hot oil, in one instance on to a child.
Now the Ministry of Consumer Affairs website is warning an oven sold through The Warehouse has the potential to burn down a home, as does a Dick Smith portable DVD player.
A Buy Right oil fin heater might also leak and burn users and an outdoor Karda heater has the potential to electrocute its owner.
Anyone who bought a Bella Cucina 12L convection oven, model number KHC-625 and barcode 9-332066-028973, should stop using them immediately.
Due to incorrect wiring the convection oven could overheat, posing a potential fire hazard.
They were sold through The Warehouse between May 21 and August 3.
Anyone in possession of one should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The lithium-ion batteries in Dick Smith's 9-inch portable DVD pose a fire risk. The product could overheat and ignite. It was sold through Dick Smith stores nationwide from October 2011 to July 2012.
The product can be identified by the Dick Smith logo on the top of the unit. The catalogue number D6202 and APN number 9315999144934 can be found on the sticker on the rear. Owners should stop using them immediately and return them for a full refund.
Anyone who bought an outdoor heater from Mitre 10 or Grays Auctions Ltd from November 2008 faces a risk of electrocution.
Karda 1.5 kilowatt outdoor infrared heaters have been recalled because the outer case might not be earthed, creating a potential shock hazard. The product code 0605 can be found on the rear of the appliance.
Anyone in possession of one should call call 0800 666 226 to arrange return of the heater and a full refund.
Due to a manufacturing error customers should immediately cease to use the 600W Buy Right mini oil column heater which contains an inadequate amount of oil.
That could lead to excessive heat and oil leaks. The model number DF-600H1-5 can be found on the printed label on the outside of heater.
The heaters were sold through Mitre 10 stores from April 1 this year. Owners should stop using it and return it for a full refund.
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