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Old 04-12-2019, 12:53 AM   #1
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looks like a million recalled



https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recal...69582r-eng.php


https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recal...69580r-eng.php


https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recal...69570r-eng.php
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:25 AM   #2
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looks like the various brands all bought their elements from the same manufacturer.
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With how often the receptacle and cord cap burn up on these I'd be surprised if they get any back.

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They get dragged around by the cord and bumped up and down the stairs. A hair dryer event isn’t built for it. They’re dangerous but cheap.

Some of these recalls are old and I know Dimplex switched to a tubular element maybe even before the recall.

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With how often the receptacle and cord cap burn up on these I'd be surprised if they get any back.

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I had one, which had never been unplugged, located in a dry environment.
Cord end totally melted. And this was in use for maybe 3 years just to keep the area around 5c.
The wires are crimped to the blades and then held in place by the molded plastic. Total crap
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I had one, which had never been unplugged, located in a dry environment.
Cord end totally melted. And this was in use for maybe 3 years just to keep the area around 5c.
The wires are crimped to the blades and then held in place by the molded plastic. Total crap
Not to defend a garbage product but they’re not designed for permanent use. A small, hardwired unit heater is better but more money.
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Not to defend a garbage product but they’re not designed for permanent use. A small, hardwired unit heater is better but more money.
As you said earlier, we all know that construction heaters have been abused and misused since they were introduced.
Cant really expect much for $100
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Not to defend a garbage product but they’re not designed for permanent use. A small, hardwired unit heater is better but more money.
there is a permanent model unit in the recall also
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there is a permanent model unit in the recall also
Interesting. Dimplex makes (made) a heater that was called a garage heater. It was essentially a hard wired construction heater with a mounting bracket.

I used to be in this business and it was very competitive. We shipped out construction heaters by the pallet load but a difference of a couple of bucks per heater could kill an order. The compromise between price and quality was a race to the bottom. My commission was so low it wasn’t business worth chasing. As I recall it was 3%.
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Dang, I've installed dozens of the OAE's; they are a nice little unit heater at a not bad price.
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