About 107,000 Soleil portable fan heaters have been recalled by Shanghai Limach Mfg. Co. Ltd., of China Manufactured in: China. The portable fans plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard. 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 8½ inches tall. Home Depot has received 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
The fan heaters were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and return them to Home Depot for a full refund. Consumer Contact: 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. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Home-Depot-Recalls-Soleil-Portable-Fan-Heaters/.
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