The problem

Bunnings has recalled all of its Moretti, Click and Akai oil column heaters purchased in 2017. The heaters may rupture when turned on and spray hot oil, which could cause scalding and burns.

A number of customers have reported the Moretti 5 Fin and 11 Fin Oil Column Heaters leaking and spraying hot oil. Testing by suppliers suggests an incorrect specification of oil may have been used in some of the heaters.

Details

The Moretti, Click and Akai oil column heaters listed below are affected by the recall. They were sold by Bunnings from 1 January 2017 to April 2017.

The model number and batch code are marked on the rating label which is located on the front panel of the heater.

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

2400W 11 Fin Extra Wide Oil Column Heater
Model No. MC35B2, F/L: 4441019, Batch Code: 12/16

2400W 11 Fin Retro Oil Column Heater
Model No. RWOF-11T, F/L: 4441743, Batch Code: 10554

2400W 7 Fin Digital Oil Column Heater
Model No. OFH-07LCD, F/L: 8902305, Batch Code: 10665

2400W 11 Fin Digital Oil Column Heater
Model No. OFH-11LCD, F/L: 8902525, Batch Code: 10663

What to do

Stop using the heater immediately and return it to your nearest Bunnings store as soon as possible for a full refund. For further information, contact Bunnings on 0800 561 109.

Information provided by Product Recalls — part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.