With winter upon us, homeowners will likely be looking for more ways to keep warm on cold nights. For some people, this may mean using a bathroom heater when they are getting changed or after taking a shower. This makes it important that you are aware of Seabreeze International’s recent recall of their Thermaflo bathroom heaters; here is everything you need to know about this recall.
About The Recall
Seabreeze International Corp. of Canada announced a recall on November 20, 2018, of roughly 5,000 of their smart Thermaflo bathroom heater fans with nightlight manufactured by Suzhou Primetech Electronics Co. of China. The units have been recalled due to the fact that it was determined that the safety cut off on these units can fail which can allow the unit to rapidly overheat and potentially start a fire. At the time the recall was announced Seabreeze had received one report of a unit overheating and catching fire, leaving scorch marks on a wall. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of this fire or any other incidents relating to the recall.
The Units Affected
The recall affects model SF14TA smart Thermaflo bathroom heater fans with nightlight manufactured in 2015 and 2016. The unit is a white rectangle 13 inches wide and 10 inches high with a plastic grill on the front of the unit. A label on the bottom or side of the fan will list the model and date code as well as “Seabreeze International Corporation”. Units affected have a date code that ends in 5 or 6. These units were sold online and at retail stores nationwide from August 2015 through May 2017 for around $60.
What You Should Do
If you believe that your heater is one of the recalled products, then you may be wondering what your next step should be. Due to the critical fire risk operating these units poses, it is important that you stop using the heater immediately. You will then want to contact Seabreeze International to request a full refund for the purchase price of the unit. While recalled appliances can often be repaired,