NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety
|Office of Information and Public
Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kate Primo
|November 29, 1995
|Release # 96-031
CPSC And RMC Announce Retrofit Of Ct-1200 Kerosene
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), RMC
International, Ltd. of Denver, Colo., is offering free
replacement wick holders to owners of its model CT-1200
kerosene heaters. The original wick holders may fail
during use, preventing the shutoff switch and tip-over
safety mechanism from extinguishing the heater.
The tan metal heaters measure 18" by 21" by 11". The
brand name and the model number CT-1200 appear on an
identification plate on the front of the heater.
RMC CT-1200 kerosene heaters were sold through mass
merchandizers and smaller retailers nationwide from June
to November 1994 for approximately $110 under the brand
names Dyna-Glo, Envirotemp and Keroheat.
Consumers should contact RMC at (800) 433-6042 to receive
a free replacement wick holder.
Neither CPSC nor RMC has received any reports of
accidents or incidents involving these heaters.
Media inquiries should be directed to Mike Resmo at (800)
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