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Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters Recalled Over Fire Risk

11:41 AM, Jan 15, 2014   |    comments
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Kenmore Oscillating Fan heater

Washington, DC (WLTX) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 42,500 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters because of can overheat and catch fire.

The heaters were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide between September and November of 2013 for between $35 and $40.

Kenmore said the product may ignite surrounding items or cause burns for consumers because of a broken motor mount that may lead the unit to overheat.

Sears and Kmart have received seven reports of the fan heaters smoking or catching fire, including two reports of injuries.

The fan heaters are gray and white, measure about 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, have two dials at the top for temperature and fan speed and a red on-off button on the front base. Kenmore is printed on the front bottom of the fan heaters.

Customers are asked to immediately turn off the units, unplug them and return them for a full refund. Purchasers may call Sears or Kmart toll-free at (888) 820-3341 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Saturday.

 

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