August 14, 2014 — About 79,000 electric space heaters manufactured by Vornado Air have been recalled because they can overheat, melt, and catch on fire.
There have been 29 reports of units overheating and melting. In seven cases, the units caught on fire. One person reported an injury from smoke inhalation. Another reported property damage from soot and smoke.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) warned:
“The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers Customers should immediately turn off and unplug the electric space heater and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a free replacement unit, including free shipping.”
The recalled product is the Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex electric space heater, which comes in white or black, and is marked with a prominent “V” logo on the front of the unit. The units measure 10.5” high, 9” deep, and 10.5” at the base growing narrower at the top.
Recalled units have the numbers 1 and 3 as the fourth and fifth digits on the serial number, which is printed on a silver decal on the bottom of the unit.
The products were sold at major retail stores, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, and Target. They were also sold online at Amazon.com and Vornado.com. Each unit cost about $60.
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