An electric heater recall has been made by Dyson. The company is recalling approximately 393,000 portable electric heaters because they can develop an electric short and overheat – thereby presenting a fire hazard to consumers, according to a Yahoo! News report on Tuesday.
Dyson has been informed of 82 incidents throughout the globe in which the heaters being recalled have short-circuited and overheated. Four of the 82 incidents have reportedly resulted with burned or melted internal parts of the heater. As far as has been reported, there have been no instances of property damage or injuries caused by the defective heaters from Dyson.
Of the some 393,000 portable electric heaters being recalled, approximately 338,000 were recalled in the United States and approximately 55,000 were recalled in Canada.
More specifically, the recall includes all Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with the model number AM04 and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with the model number AM05. One can find the model number above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker which is located underneath the base of the heater. The heaters involved with the recall were sold from September 2011 through March 2014 for approximately $399. The retailers that sold the products throughout the United States include Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Sears, and Target. Online, they were sold at webistes for Abt, Amazon, Dyson, Groupon, HSN, QVC, and Walmart.
Stop using the heaters immediately and unplug them. Dyson Inc. can be contacted in the United States for a free repair, toll-free, at 866-297-5303 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Monday through Friday as well as on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online, consumers may contact Dyson at www.dysonrecall.com.
Consumers in Canada can call Dyson, toll-free, at 866-876-0749 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.