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Home Depot Recalls More than 100,000 Portable Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Home Depot Recalls More than 100,000 Portable Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

It is important for a heating or cooling device to be made of materials that can withstand dramatic temperature changes. If a heating device is made of materials that melt while it works, it could pose a fire hazard that is harmful for a consumer. In May, Family Dollar Stores had to recall about 19,640 Optimus Tower Quartz heaters due to a fire hazard caused by the units overheating. This month another large retailer, The Home Depot, is recalling approximately 107,000 Soleil portable fan heaters due to materials that could pose a fire hazard for the consumer.

According to the CPSC, the fan heaters are encased in plastic that “can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.” To date, Home Depot has received 464 incident reports of the materials on the fan melting. The company has not received any reports of injuries or property damage, though.

From September 2012 to May 2013, the portable fan heaters were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide for about $15. The fans are circular, composed of white plastic and are 1500 watts. The dimensions of the fans are 8 inches by 8.5 inches. The word “Soleil,” which is French for sun, is printed on the front of the fan. On the underside of the fan, the model number LH-707 is printed on a sticker. Additionally, the fans have thermostat, power and speed controls.

The CPSC urges consumers to stop using the portable fan heaters and return them to the nearest Home Depot store for a full refund. Home Depot can be contacted at 877-527-0313 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET any day. Home Depot also posts information about recalled products on its website, www.homedepot.com, under the “Product Recalls” tab on the bottom of the home page.

Optimus Recalls 355,000 Space Heaters Over Fire Hazard

Optimus Recalls 355,000 Space Heaters Over Fire Hazard

Over the last few weeks, many recalls have involved products that may pose a fire hazard.  Although the weather is getting warmer, portable heaters have been on the CPSC’s recall list several times, and owners should be aware of these products that can pose a serious danger to their families and homes.  Last week, Family Dollar Stores recalled 19,640 Optimus Tower Quartz Heaters due to potential overheating that could possibly result in a fire.

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Meijer Distribution Recalls Over 4,500 Heaters Due To Fire Hazard

Meijer Distribution Recalls Over 4,500 Heaters Due To Fire Hazard

Although the heat of summer is right around the corner, consumers may need to keep their portable heaters out, as these household products have been on the CPSC’s recall list twice in the past week.  Family Dollar Stores announced their recall of 19,640 Optimus Tower Quartz Heaters last week due to potential overheating that could result in a fire.  At the time of the recall, the company had already received 10 reports of overheating, including several inc

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Family Dollar Stores Recalls Over 19,000 Heaters Due To Fire Hazards

Family Dollar Stores Recalls Over 19,000 Heaters Due To Fire Hazards

Families rely on household appliances to help them perform tasks or keep their living spaces comfortable.  However, products that are improperly manufactured or designed defectively can pose serious risks to consumers.  Earlier this month, LEM Products Distribution issued a recall of their 5-Tray Food Dehydrator.  After the company received two reports of fan failure that resulted in fire, LEM Products recalled 14,600 dehydrators.

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