Dyson Recalls 393,000 Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Risk
Dyson has issued a recall of approximately 393,000 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 with model number AM04, and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05. The recalled 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 is aware of 82 incidents involving the recalled heaters short-circuiting and overheating, including four reports of heaters with burned or melted internal parts.
The recalled heaters were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry's, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target and other retailers nationwide, as well as online from September 2011 through March 2014.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson for a free repair.
To find out more about this recall, contact Dyson toll-free at 866-297-5303.for further details.