Bunnings recalls another popular heater over fears of injury or death

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Bunnings is recalling another heater due to the risk of a fire starting or someone getting an electric shock.

The recall applies to the CLICK Electric Panel Heaters, models CPN1500 and CPN2500 and is due to a supply cord being "inadequately anchored to the appliance".

The recall notice said if the cord is pulled it could become detached from the unit or become loose.

The risk of fire or electric shock could result is serious injury or death.

CLICK Electric Panel Heaters Models CPN1500 and CPN2500 have been recalled. They had been sold at Bunnings since March this year. Source: Product Safety Australia
CLICK Electric Panel Heaters Models CPN1500 and CPN2500 have been recalled. They had been sold at Bunnings since March this year. Source: Product Safety Australia

Of the heaters affected by the recall, model CPN1500 has the fineline number 0331639 and the CPN2500 model has the fineline number 0331640.

Both models have the batch code 01/22 and the units were sold at Bunnings stores between March 1, 2022 and July 12, 2022.

"Consumers should immediately stop using the product and unplug it from the power point and return the product to any Bunnings store for a full refund," the hardware chain said.

Bunnings recalls heaters following review

Just last week The Mill Electrical Convection Panel Heater 2000W with the model numbers AU SG2000LED and AU SG2000LED BK were recalled.

The Mill heater was recalled for the same reason as the CLICK heater.

A Lowest Prices are Just the Beginning... sign is seen at a Bunnings hardware store at Chatswood, in Sydney
Following a review from CHOICE, Bunnings conducted further investigations. Source: AAP

Bunnings Director of Merchandise Jen Tucker told Yahoo News Australia last week the company had been working with suppliers following a review conducted by CHOICE.

"We conducted additional third-party accredited testing of the units, which found some units did not meet the cord anchorage performance standard," she said.

"This is clearly an unexpected outcome given that the original third-party accredited testing undertaken by the suppliers, and our final random inspections of stock, indicated that both heaters met the applicable safety and performance requirements."

She confirmed the Mill heaters had been withdrawn from sale.

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