Recall: Soleil Portable Fan Heaters
On 2013-07-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Soleil Portable Fan Heaters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2012 for about $15.
About 100,000 units are involved in this The Home Depot heater recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 527-0313
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What is the problem?
The portable fans plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. The model number is printed on the underside of the fan on a sticker. The circular table fans are white plastic and are 1500 watts. Soleil is printed on the center front of the fan. The fans have a thermostat control on the bottom left front and a power and fan speed control on the bottom right front. The fans measure about 8 inches in diameter by 8.5 inches tall.
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15.
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 stop using the recalled fan heaters and return them to Home Depot for a full refund.
Home Depot toll-free at (877)527-0313 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET any day, or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Home Depot has received 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage 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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