Recall: CE North America KUL Fan Heaters
On 2016-02-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding CE North America KUL Fan Heaters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2015 for about $20.
About 30,000 units are involved in this CE North America fan heater recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The fan heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves KUL small, black portable fan heaters. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters next to the power dial. The fan heater measures about 9 inches long by 5 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. The fans weigh about two pounds. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number "KU39229" and "Date: 0515" in the lower right-hand corner.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/56902r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com from August 2015 through October 2015 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and contact CE North America for instructions on returning the recalled heaters with a prepaid shipping label. The firm will issue a refund check upon receipt of the returned fan heaters.
CE North America toll-free at 844-645-3208 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.cemglobal.com and click on the "Product Recall" link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CE North America has received four reports of the fan heaters overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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