August 14, 2014 — Vornado Air is recalling about 79,000 electric space heaters because they pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Vorando has received 29 reports of units overheating and melting, including 7 reports of heaters catching on fire. One person was injured by smoke inhalation and another had property damage from smoke and soot.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC):
“The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.”
The recall affects Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex electric space heaters. The recalled heaters come in two colors, black and white, and measure 10.5-inches high, 9-inches deep, and 10.5-inches at the base growing narrower at the top.
The unit is marked with a “V” logo on the front of the unit. The recalled units have the numbers 1 and 3 as the fourth and fifth digits of the serial numbers, which are located on a silver decal located on the bottom of the unit.
The space heaters were sold for about $60 at Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target, other retailers, and online at Amazon.com and Vornado.com.
If you own a recalled space heater, you should turn it off, unplug it, and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a free replacement unit.
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