Home Depot Recalls Soleil Portable Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Soleil portable fan heaters
Hazard: The portable fans plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Home Depot toll-free at (877) 527-0313 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET any day, or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
Units: About 107,000
Description: This recall involves Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. The model number is printed on the underside of the fan on a sticker. The circular table fans are white plastic and are 1500 watts. Soleil is printed on the center front of the fan. The fans have a thermostat control on the bottom left front and a power and fan speed control on the bottom right front. The fans measure about 8 inches in diameter by 8½ inches tall.
Incidents/Injuries: Home Depot has received 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and return them to Home Depot for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15.
Importer: Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia
Manufacturer: Shanghai Limach Mfg. Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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