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Recall: SoleusAir Space Heaters


On 2008-05-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SoleusAir Space Heaters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2007 for about $65.00 to $80.00.

About 30,000 units are involved in this Soleus space heater recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Space Heaters category in 2008. Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls, involving about 6 million product units.

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What is the problem?

The unit can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of fires have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled heater is a 1,500 watt, black or charcoal-colored, canister-shaped space heater with three heat settings. The unit is about 25 high x 10 in diameter (not including the wheels). The words SoleusAir 360 Micathermic Heater are printed on a label located on the front of the unit.

These items were sold new+ at QVC's televised shopping programs, its Web site, and in QVCs Studio, employee and retail stores from December 2007 through March 2008 for between $65 and $80.

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 heater and unplug it. Consumers who purchased the heater through a QVC television program or were mailed instructions on how to receive a refund. Consumers who have not received an information packet should contact QVC. Consumers who purchased the heater at a QVC store should return the heater to any QVC store to receive a full refund.

For further information, contact QVC at (800)367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, or visit the firm's Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received nine reports of flames inside or coming out of the heaters, and 70 additional reports of smoking, overheating, sparking, melting, and/or emitting burning odors. No injuries have been reported.

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