Dyson Inc. of Chicago, IL has announced the recall of nearly 340,000 Dyson-brand portable electric heaters manufactured in Malaysia.
Dyson reports that the portable electric heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The company has received reports of at least 82 incidents of the recalled heaters short-circuiting and overheating, along with four reports of heaters manifesting burned or melted internal parts. However, there have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
The recalled portable electric heaters were sold through major U.S. retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Sears, and Target, as well as online through Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, QVC.com, and Walmart.com. The heaters were sold from September 2011 through March 2014 for about $400.
Dyson’s recall also includes approximately 43,000 portable heater units sold in Canada.
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