Risk of Overheating Prompts Fan Heater Recall from CE North America

Risk of Overheating Prompts Fan Heater Recall from CE North America
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March 31, 2016

CE North America has announced a recall for fan heaters due to potential overheating, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

This recall comes on the heels of a February 2016 recall for black KUL fan heaters. CE North America has received one consumer report of the fan heaters overheating and catching on fire, but no injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves KUL small, white portable fan heaters. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters, next to the power dial. The fan heater 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 KU39221 and Date: 0715 in the lower right-hand corner.

The new recall includes about 8,500 fan heaters, sold exclusively at H-E-B grocery stores in Texas from September 2015 through December 2015 for about $15.

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