Bunnings Mill 2000W Electric Convection Panel Heater Urgently Recalled Due to Product Defect

A popular Bunnings heater has been urgently recalled over fears a defect could cause serious injury or death.

An Australia-wide recall of the Mill 2000W Electric Convection Panel Heater was held on Thursday due to a problem with its power cord.

Product Safety Australia said the power cord was not properly anchored to the appliance and if pulled, it could detach from the unit or come loose.

This could create an electrical shock or start a fire, which could result in serious injury or death.

The heater was sold nationally and internationally at Bunnings stores from July 5-20 of this year.

Model numbers are AU SG2000LED and AU SG2000LED BK.

Consumers have been told to stop using the product immediately and unplug it from the outlet.

It can be returned to any Bunnings store for a full refund.

Bunnings’ chief merchandise officer, Jen Tucker, said the retail giant took its commitment to product safety and quality “incredibly seriously.”

“Following a recent review of the heater by Choice, we have been working closely with our vendors to further investigate claims related to the Mill 2000W Convection Heater,” he said.

“We conducted additional third-party accredited testing of the units, which found that some units did not meet the cable anchor performance standard.

“This is clearly an unexpected result given that the original third-party accredited tests conducted by the vendors and our random end-of-stock inspections indicated that both heaters met applicable safety and performance requirements.

“Due to this inconsistency in cord anchorage test results, we are supporting the supplier with the recall of the heaters and have withdrawn them from sale.

“Bunnings encourages all customers who purchased the Mill 2000W Convection Heater this year or last year to return it to their local Bunnings store for a full refund of the purchase price.”

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