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Electric Space Heaters Recalled

Vornado Recall | In Compliance MagazineVornado Air, LLC, of Andover, KS has issued a recall for nearly 80,000 of its whole room vortex space heaters manufactured in China.

According to the company, the space heater can overheat, causing the unit to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items. This condition can pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Vornado says that it has received 29 separate reports of the space heaters overheating and melting, along with seven report of space heater catching fire, resulting in one report of property damage and one case of smoke inhalation.

The recalled space heaters were sold at major home supply and retail stores nationwide, including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Menards and Target, from June 2013 through May 2014 for about $60.

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