Twin-Star has recently recalled approximately 31,000 Duraflame-branded electric space heaters due to a fire and burn hazard. There have been 32 reports of the heaters burning or melting. This includes eight reports of the heaters catching fire.
About the Duraflame Electric Space Heater Recall
According the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the space heater can overheat, potentially causing the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items and may pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately turn off and unplug the space heater and contact Twin-Star for a full refund.
Description of the Recalled Space Heaters
- The recalled electric space heaters are Duraflame-branded, model DFS-220, and are available in three colors: black, red and white.
- The flame effect on the heaters resembles a fireplace and works with or without heat.
- The heaters measure approximately 14.5-inches high, 13-inches wide and 8-inches deep.
- Located on the upper left back side of the unit is the on/off switch and high/low heat settings.
- There is a Duraflame logo on the front of the product, and the model number can be found on the white label located on the heater’s back panel.
- The products were sold at Farmer’s Furniture, Meijer, QVC, R.C. Willey, Ross and other retailers nationwide and online at Maxtool.com from August 2013 through January 2014 for about $60.