Fan Heaters Sold at Bed Bath & Beyond Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Fan Heaters Sold at Bed Bath & Beyond Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
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February 04, 2016

Fan heaters from CE North America are now subject to a recall due to a risk of fire.

The manufacturer has announced that it is recalling the KUL model portable fan heaters. CE North America has received four reports of the fan heaters overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the recalled heaters, next to the power dial. The item measures about nine inches long by five inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. The fans weigh about two pounds. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number KU39229 and Date: 0515 in the lower right-hand corner.

The recalled fan heaters were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online from August 2015 through October 2015 for about $20.

About 28,000 fans are included in the manufacturer's announcement.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and contact CE North America for return instructions. The firm will issue a refund check upon receipt of the returned heaters.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact CE North America by phone at (844) 645-3208 or by email at productrecall@cemglobal.com.

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