Archive for the ‘Heaters’ Category

Recall: Evantair Heater at risk of catching fire

June 18th, 2012 by

The Evantair Electric Flame Effect Heater has been officially recalled due to the effect of fire becoming reality. The flame effect heater is being taken off shelves due to the chance of it catching fire. It is the third heater to be recalled this winter. According to the recall notice there is a chance that a high resistance joint in the fuse holder will overheat and catch fire. The ... Read more

Heater safety tips for a snug winter

June 6th, 2012 by

Yesterday's blitzkrieg-like storm in Sydney and up the Central Coast has served as a slap-in-the-face to many of who may have been in any denial that yes, it is definitely winter. A drop in the mercury and howling winds encouraged many a Sydneysider to don scarves, Ugg boots, rummage in cupboards for hot water bottles and crank up the heater. At the same time, the NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod ... Read more

Unsafe electric blankets blamed for housefires

May 21st, 2012 by

A spate of house fires has spurred the ACCC to re-issue a warning for people to check their electric blankets. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is reminding people to look out for faulty electric blankets on its dedicated product recall website, a month after officially recalling an electric blanket distributed in Kmart and BIG W. "A number of recent house-fires and a fatality apparently caused by faulty electric ... Read more

It’s getting hot in here: energy efficient heaters

April 27th, 2012 by

Back in the days when I was a poverty-stricken student, I lasted a whole Sydney winter without a heater – an experience I would not recommend. There are only so many pairs of wool socks a person can wear (three) before things become silly, let me assure you. Very silly. The irony is, it's easy to get an energy efficient heater that won't cost the earth to run. ... Read more