RECALLS THIS WEEK: Portable Heaters, Bean Bag Chairs, and Other Product Recalls

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RECALLS THIS WEEK:   Portable Heaters, Bean Bag Chairs, and Other Product Recalls
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Optimus is recalling Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters sold nationwide from October 2011 to December 2012. The heater design can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves two models of Optimus Infrared Quartz Radiant heaters with model numbers H-5210, produced in 2011 and H-5211, produced in 2012. The model number and the year of production appear on a label on the back of the heater.

Consumers should contact Optimus at (888) 672-5832 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at to request a free replacement heater. More info at


Powell Company is recalling Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs sold nationwide from June 2012 to February 2013. Bean bag chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip, ingest or inhale the small beads inside of the bean bag chair, posing a suffocation and strangulation hazard.

Recalled colors include purple (item 199-B004), chocolate (item 199-B005), bayou blue (item 199-B006), pink (item 199-B007), lime green (item 199-B008), denim (item 199-B009), black and white (item 199-B012), striped black and white (item 199-B014), natural (item 199-B016) and camo (item 199-B017).  The item number is printed on the product packaging and Powell Company is printed on the label on the bean bag chairs.

Consumers should contact  Powell Company at (800) 622-4456 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT or online to receive a free Safety Enhancement Repair Kit.
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Avon is recalling Microwave Popcorn Makers sold nationwide from October 2012 to February 2013. When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard.

This recall involves Avon's Microwave Popcorn Maker sold in the U.S. with item number 474-105 in Avon's brochures and website. 'DO NOT REMOVE WITH BARE HANDS. HOLD UNIT WITH GLOVES' is molded into the plastic of the lid and 'USE IN MICROWAVE OVEN ONLY' is molded into the underside of the bowl.

Consumers should contact Avon to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely use the microwave popcorn maker.

Consumers can also contact Avon Products; (800) 367-2866 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at More info at


Zulily Inc is recalling Deezo boys and girls zip-up hoodies sold nationwide from August 2012 to March 2013. The sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard.

This recall involves a Deezo brand boys?, girls?, and toddlers? zip-up hoodies made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton.  The following model numbers are included in the recall: 12501, 2502, 12503, 12504, 12505, 12506, 12507, 12508, 12509, 12801, 12802, 12803, 12804, 12806, 12807, 12808, 12809, 12810.

Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Zulily for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Zulily, Inc. at (877) 779-5615 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, and between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Saturdays or online at More info at


Meijer is recalling Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters sold exclusively at Meijer stores nationwide from September 2011 to February 2013. The heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611.  ?Touch Point? can be found on the front of the product and the model and date code can be found on a silver sticker on the back side of the product.

Consumers should return the product to a Meijer customer service desk for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime, or online at