These Fan Heaters Could Catch On Fire

Colder winter temperatures have many of us reaching for portable heaters these days. So it’s important to note that about 30,000 fan heaters sold around the country recently are being recalled due to a risk of fire.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that the heaters – called KUL Fan Heaters and sold exclusively in Bed Bath & Beyond stores – are being recalled due to reports of the heaters overheating and catching on fire.

CE North America, which sells the fans, said that it has received four reports of the heaters malfunctioning in this way. So far, no injuries have been reported.

The KUL heaters are black and measure about 9 inches long by 5 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. Around 28,000 were sold, 28,000 in the U.S., and another 260 were sold in Canada.

An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number “KU39229” and “Date: 0515” in the lower right-hand corner. They were sold exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online from August 2015 through October 2015, for about $20.

If you think you might have one of these units, contact CE North America at toll-free at 844-645-3208 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email or online at CEM GLOBAL.

Click on the “Product Recall” link at the bottom of the page for more information

CE North America will issue 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.

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