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Old 11-07-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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Bernz O Matic Recall Worth $250.00


There was a tent heater made by Bernz 0 Matic in the 60's that has been responsible for over 20 deaths. Long story short bernzo has a bounty on these guys worth $250. I've run into 3 of these in the last few years and I think I've read that they believe there are still about 4000 out there. Last week I came across a person that was still using one in their RV. More important than the $250 is getting them destroyed.

The models are Bernz o matic tx 900 and the tx 900a. The 900a carries 2 propane bottles the 900 carries 1. The bernzo info phone is 800- 654- 9011. There should be some boy scout troupe with 20 of these in there closet. They could buy some nice equipment with the bounty. The $250 takes about 10 weeks to get after you send it in. Let us know if you find one in your garage.
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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http://www.texastriallawyer.com/bernzomatic/index.htm

Oh and there are some part numbers along with the model numbers in the back door that seem to make it a little confusing so you would have to look carefully for the tx 900.

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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Start searching eBay, how about a picture, I've got an old one but I don't know what model it is.


Here's a pic of one I found, supposed to be a TX 900, it doesn't sound like the description though:

http://terrence.marsh.faculty.noctrl...antstoveab.htm

Sounds like it looks more like this this one(below), but they are calling it a TX750PI:




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Bernzomatic Offers $250 Bounty For Old Propane Heaters

Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BernzOmatic, once located in Medina, New York (now a brand under Irwin Industrial, located in Wilmington, OH), is offering owners of model TX900 and TX900A propane heaters $250 to return the heaters to the company. Carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a defective burner in the heaters has killed at least 42 people, six of them since 1987.

About 40,000 of these portable propane gas radiant heaters were sold for $30-35 nationwide from 1962 to 1966. Bernzomatic originally recalled the camping-style heaters in 1966 and reissued the recall in cooperation with CPSC in 1987. Bernzomatic repeated the recall in 1988, 1989, and 1990.

About 7,000 of the recalled heaters are believed to still be in use. The heaters are often re-sold in yard sales and in second-hand stores.

Recalled heaters have a green metal cabinet that is approximately 9 inches wide, 14 inches high, and 7 inches deep with room inside for one or two 14.1 ounce propane gas cylinders. "BernzOmatic" appears on the front of the heater and on the instructions inside the rear door. The model number TX900 or TX900A and the words "Portable Gas Radiant Heater" also appear on the instructions inside the rear door.

Consumers should stop using the heater and call call Irwin Industrial (which owns the BernzOmatic brand name) toll-free at 800-654-9011 for instructions on how to return it for the $250 bounty.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml95/95002.html
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You would be looking for a greenish blue box type with a hinged back cover. Inside the cover would be a place for one= 900 or 2 = 900a of the small propane bottle like the ones HO use for a torch. . Round burner on center of the front. I have a picture around here somewhere.

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I guess there are some other companies offering bounties and some that should and are not. Sounds like coleman has a few dangerous models too.

http://www.carbonmonoxidedeaths.com/CO.swf
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How'd you get my lantern?
I swear it was in the basement last week.
You been poking around here at night?:
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250 bucks here.
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You can search extensively in the internet and you are sure to get some solution. You can also try out the shopping sites specially those which focus on tools and equipments.
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A good friend of mine has a Coleman heater that looks a lot like the Benz o matic pictured. It's got storage for two of the normal sized 1 pound tanks and we used it to heat the tent in Canada in late May this year and it worked great. He said he saw a guy with one at a boat landing and that's the only other one he's ever seen.

I bet you money if my friend was able to get $250 for it he'd pass. Those little heaters would be perfect for a small portable or tent.

I'm guessing since they were advertised to be used in tents and had no warning lable to not use indoors they are being sued?
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Hmm bernz o matic has made a lot of controversy because of the defect at the narrow neck area of the cylinders has caused several cylinders to fail and explode, causing severe burn injuries. Should be seriously careful when using...

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