Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue periodically receives notices of recalls on common products that could cause fires or pose a problem in personal safety in the event of a fire. This is not an exhaustive list, but if you have any of these products, it is a good idea to check with the manufacturer and/or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Fire Sprinkler bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada, and a counterfeit LPCB Mark. The Fire Sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL or LPCB to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the Fire Sprinkler complies with any safety requirements. Although the fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked “TYCO” and the thermo bulb is marked “JOB F5” the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco International, Inc., and the thermo bulb was not manufactured by Job, GmbH.
The medium base lampholder bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. This lampholder has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if this lampholder complies with UL safety requirements for the United States or Canada.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 December 2012
Lake Dillon Fire officials: Inspect “toe-kick” heaters for fire hazard
Lake Dillon Fire officials would like to encourage all residents and homeowners to inspect any “toe-kick” heaters in their properties in the aftermath of a dangerous fire last week at a duplex in the Keystone Ranch neighborhood.
The unit believed to have started the fire had been the subject of a manufacturer’s recall, but it is possible that many Summit County property owners were not aware of the recall nor the potential for fire.
Please have any such heaters professionally inspected, cleaned and maintained. The units typically are installed under cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms and look like this: