Heat Accelerator Mat

Starting date:
July 2, 2013

Posting date:
July 2, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory:
Outdoor Living

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety

Audience:
General Public

Identification number:
RA-34375


Affected products

Heat Accelerator Mat

Product description

This recall involves heat accelerator mats used to hasten seed germination and root development. The mats come in three sizes and have the "Planters Pride" logo on the surface along with the relevant part and model numbers. The packaging describes the product as "Heat Accelerator Mat" and also has the "Planters Pride" logo on it.
The following three products are included in this recall Product Description

Part Number Model Number
HEAT MAT 10 X 20 W/RET PKG RZ.HEAT1 JC-HM-001
HEAT MAT 20 X 20.75 W/RET PKG RZ.HEAT2 JC-HM-002
HEAT MAT 48 X 20 W/RET PKG RZ.HEAT4 JC-HM-003
Hazard identified

The mats can overheat and melt when the mats have been folded for storage, posing a fire hazard.

Myers LGG and Health Canada have received one report of melted hot spots forming on four separate mats with no subsequent injury or damage.
Number sold

Approximately 6,573 units of the recall mats were sold in various garden stores across Canada.
Time period sold

The recalled mats were sold between 2010 and 2012.
Place of origin

Manufactured in China.
Companies

Manufacturer
Ningbo Jinchun Electrical Appliances
CHINA

Importer
Myers Industries Lawn & Garden Group
Middlefield
Ohio
UNITED STATES

'Heat Accelerator Mat' title appears at the top center and the 'Planters Pride' logo appears at the bottom center of the label of the mat

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mats and contact Myers LGG directly for an exchange of a certified product or refund.

For more information, consumers may contact the Myers LGG retail line by telephone at 1-800-225-7712 or visit the firmís website.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.