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These heaters could leave you a little too hot

Wednesday, April 02, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT
SAFETY COMMISSION 
 
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Dyson recalls bladeless portable electric heaters due to fire hazard
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed.
 
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of Product: Portable electric heaters
 
Hazard: The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
 
Remedy: Repair
 
Consumer Contact: Dyson toll-free at (866) 297-5303, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.dyson.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
 
Recall Details
 
Units: About 338,000 in the U.S. and about 43,000 in Canada
 
Description: This recall is for all Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters having model number AM04 and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05.
 
The heaters are 23 inches tall with a round base and an upper body shaped like an elongated ring.
 
The heaters have no external fan blades. They are made of plastic and were available in the colors silver, black and silver, blue and gray, gray and silver, pink and gray, purple and gray, and white and gray. Each heater came with a remote control.
 
The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater’s base.
 
Incidents/Injuries: Dyson is aware of 82 incidents of the recalled heaters short-circuiting and overheating, including four reports of heaters with burned or melted internal parts. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
 
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson for a free repair.
 
Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry's, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target and other retailers nationwide, and online at Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, QVC.com and Walmart.com from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399.
 
Importer: Dyson Inc., of Chicago
 
Manufactured in: Malaysia
 
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Bob the builder 4/2/2014 7:48:09 AM Report

There's your problem, made in Malaysia
Sam C 4/2/2014 8:06:38 AM Report

Yeah, Bob... because no product ever made in North America was faulty and had to be recalled.
TFinn 4/2/2014 8:15:39 AM Report

Sootoday people ….Just wondering ..!! With the resources and know how you have available …instead of trying to describe this heater in detail ..couldn't you just add a picture and post it with the article...??
TFinn 4/2/2014 8:17:56 AM Report

I guess I was too late with my first post I see sootoday has added a picture ... ooooops ..glad a picture was added ..!!
Beej 4/2/2014 8:27:40 AM Report

Overpriced, offshore, plastic junk!
James O'Brien 4/2/2014 9:09:40 AM Report

GM and a 57 cent ignition switch. So much for the offshore argument. Dyson is being responsible with it's recall. GM not so much.
Prrrrrrr 4/2/2014 9:14:21 AM Report

A more appropriate title HEATER RECALL
Moonshiner 4/2/2014 11:11:50 AM Report

That Dyson is a high end heater,most of the made in china stuff is cheap and extremely dangerous,as they will continue to operate if tipped over.csa approval is a thing of the past!
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