Recall: Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters
On 2014-01-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2013 for about $35 to $40.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Sears space heater recall. Instance(s) of injuries, fires have been reported. 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 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 820-3341
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What is the problem?
Broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries, fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Kenmore oscillating fan heaters with model number 127.90914310. The model number and Kenmore are printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the unit. 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.
These items were sold new+ at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2013 for between $35 and $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fan heaters and return them to any Sears or Kmart store for a full refund.
Sears/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, or visit the firms' websites at www.sears.com and www.kmart.com click on Product Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Sears and Kmart have received seven reports of the fan heaters smoking or catching fire, including two reports of injuries. Injuries include one report of smoke inhalation and one report of a blister to a consumer's finger.
+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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