Wal-Mart recalls electric heaters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, AK is recalling about 2.2 million of its Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze and Comfort Essentials-brand heaters manufactured in China.

Wal-Mart reports that the heaters can malfunction, resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire.  The company says that it has received 21 reports of incidents, including 11 reports of property damage, as well as four reports of injuries, three of which required medical attention for minor burns and smoke inhalation.

The recalled heaters were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from December 2001 through October 2009 for about $18.

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