Sunbeam Complaint - Faulty Sunbeam Heaters-SQH310
SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK -- I have been using the Sunbeam Electric heaters, model SQH310 for the past 3 years and have been very satisfied. However, this year I purchased one at our Walmart Store and found it to be faulty. On the past heaters I owned when you turned it off the red indicator light went off. On the new heater, it stayed on even though the switch was in the off position. The thermostat did not work. I took the heater back and got a replacement. The identical problems were with the 2nd model. I called the Sunbeam consumer line and was told by the representative that the light should go out when the heater was turned off. He said to go back to Walmart and have them open another heater and plug it in at the store. Again, the light stayed on and the thermostat did not work. I informed Walmart that these heaters seemed to be defected. They could care less!! They said it was Sunbeam's problem and they are the ones to do a recall. I called Sunbeam again. This time the representative said it was alright if the light stayed on. Apparently it lets you know the unit is still plugged in. I can somewhat understand this even though I like the old design where when you turn it off, it is off!! No current is running through it!! I then questioned why on all three heaters the thermostat is not working. On the 3rd one I asked for my money back. These WERE great safe heaters. Apparently there has been a design change and I no longer trust them. They had a great product and for some unknown reason, they trashed it. I will no longer be buying Sunbeam products. They are having problems with ALL their products-heaters, electric blankets, electric heating pads and coffee pots.....etc etc etc. I no longer trust this company. What infurates me also is how the Walmart "managers??" show absolutely no interest or care about the problem. Even when I told them these things could cause fires-three heaters with broken thermostats?? If fires results from these heaters can Walmart be sued?? If not-why??