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From Products Liability Law Daily, April 04, 2018

350K Vornado Air electric space heaters recalled for fire and burn hazards

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Vornado Air LLC, of Andover, Kansas, has recalled around 350,000VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters because the space heaters can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-136, April 4, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. Vornado has received 15 reports of the heaters catching on fire.

Product description. This recall involves Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters sold in the following colors: black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white, and red. The heaters measure about 7.2 inches long by 7.8 inches wide by 7.10 inches high and have two heat settings (low and high) and a fan only/no heat setting. "Vornado" with a "V" behind it is printed on the front of the unit. The model/type "VH101," serial number, and ETL mark are printed on a silver rating label on the bottom of the unit.

These electric space heaters, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target, and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com, and other websites from August 2009 through March 2018 for about $30.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled heaters immediately and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a free replacement unit, including free shipping.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Vornado toll-free at 855-215-5131 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.vornado.com and click on "Recalls" in the lower right corner of the homepage or www.vornado.com/recalls and click on the VH101 Personal Heater recall button.

Companies: Vornado Air LLC

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