Catalytic Heater Recall
Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:23 AM
The following is recall information on catalytic heaters. Just wanted to pass this along to everyone.
_ About 54,500 propane convection heaters, manufactured by DESA Heating Products, because fire can burn inside the burner tube rather than out the end. This can cause the lower portion of the burner tube to get hot enough to ignite combustible material under the heater. DESA has received 40 reports of incidents possibly caused by the hazard, including six reports of fires. The other 34 reported incidents involved minor property damage, including scorching of the flooring under the heater. The following DESA heaters have been recalled: Reddy Heater, All-Pro, MASTER, Universal, and Dayton. The heaters were sold at home centers and hardware stores nationwide from August 2005 through December 2005. For more information call the company at 866-279-3225 or visit http://www.desatech.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:56 PM
2003 Casita 17' FD
2005 Chev 2500 HD Ext Cab Duramax/Allison
Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:03 PM
2005 17 LD
2000 Dodge Quad V-10 Pickup
Posted 01 February 2006 - 02:44 PM
Actually, some folks have mentioned using this type of heater in their Casitas, in place of a furnace or electric heater.
Having looked up the photo of this unit and size ( 40,000 - 80,000 Btu) there is no way anyone is using this in a Casita - let's hope!
Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:24 PM
2005 17' LD Nova & 2001 Toyota 4Runner
pre-Nova was Ova-the-Rainbow 1999 17' LD (sold)
Don't believe everything you think.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:00 PM
Just trying to pass along some info that I though might be useful.