About 107,500 electric tower heaters by Lasko Products Inc. of West Chester, Pa., because an electrical connection in the base of the unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Lasko received 36 reports of the electrical connection overheating with no reports of injury. There were 18 reports of minor burn damage to floors or carpets. The portable, electric, tower heaters are 20.5 inches tall x 8.25 inches wide x 9.25 inches deep. They are dark grey with silver front covers and black vent slats. The brand names Lasko or Air King are on the top, center of the front cover. The heaters were made in China. For additional information, visit Lasko's website at www.Laskoproducts.com or call Lasko at 800-363-8044.
Last updated: February 8, 2011 8:36 p.m.