Dyson Inc., of Chicago, has recalled its portable electric heaters. The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer. This recall is for all Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters having model number AM04 and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05. The heaters are 23 inches tall with a round base and an upper body shaped like an elongated ring. The heaters have no external fan blades. They are made of plastic and were available in the colors silver, black and silver, blue and gray, gray and silver, pink and gray, purple and gray, and white and gray. Each heater came with a remote control. The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater’s base. Dyson says it’s aware of 82 incidents of the recalled heaters short-circuiting and overheating, including four reports of heaters with burned or melted internal parts. No injuries or property damage have been reported, according to the company.
The heaters were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Sears, Target and other retailers nationwide, and online at Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, QVC.com and Walmart.com from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson for a free repair toll-free at 866-297-5303, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.dyson.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Dyson-Recalls-Bladeless-Portable-Electric-Heaters/
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