Bunnings have recalled a number of heaters due to a potential risk of them rupturing, leaking and/or spraying hot oil.
Risk of serious injury
You may be aware that Bunnings recalled two Moretti heater models in April, but the recall has been extended to seven different Moretti heaters AND one heater made by Click.
Bunnings is issuing a recall of all Moretti and Click oil column heaters purchased in 2017. This is a precautionary measure following the recall of the Moretti 5 Fin and Moretti 11 Fin Oil Column Heaters.
The Moretti 5 Fin and 11 Fin Oil Column Heaters were recalled following reports from a number of customers of oil having leaked and in some instances sprayed. We want to make sure customers are aware that there is a risk that these heaters could rupture when turned on and allow hot oil to spray out, with the potential to cause scalding and burns.
While to date we have not had similar incidents reported with any other oil column heaters under the Moretti and Click brands, additional testing by suppliers suggests an incorrect specification of oil could have been used in some of the heaters. It is important to reinforce that this is preliminary information from our suppliers and we are undertaking additional testing as we continue to investigate the cause of the issues. – via Bunnings
The eight recalled heaters are:
Moretti Oil Column Heaters
Apparently ALL Moretti oil column heaters sold at Bunnings are affected. They are:
- 7 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. YL-B12-7, F/L: 4441744, Batch Code: 10538
- 1000W 5 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. MO-WWM6-5, F/L: 4441771, Batch Code: 12/16
- 1500W 7 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. MO-WWM6-7, F/L: 4441773, Batch Code: 12/16
- 2400W 11 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. MO-WWM6-11T, F/L: 4441774. Batch Code: 12/16
- 1 Retro 11 Fin Oil Heater, Model No. RWOF-11T, F/L: 4441743, Batch Code: 10554
- 11 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. MC35B2, F/L: 4441019, Batch Code: 12/16
- 11 Fin LCD Oil Column Heater, Model No. OFH-11LCD, F/L: 4441977, Batch Code: 10619
Click 5 Fin Oil Column Heater
- 1000W 5 Fin Oil Column Heater, Model No. CDFP3-5, F/L: 4441770, Batch Code: 12/16
Return to Bunnings
Customers who have purchased these heaters should stop using them immediately and return them to Bunnings for a full refund.
For further information on the recall, you can contact Bunnings on 1800 797 586 or visit www.bunnings.com.au.