Vornado Electric Space Heaters Recalled
About 79,000 electric space heaters have been recalled by Vornado Air due to fire and burn hazards posed to consumers.
About the Electric Space Heater Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Vornado Air VH110 electric space heaters have been recalled because heaters can overheat. This can cause the units to melt, catch fire, and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
There have been 29 reports of units overheating and melting received which included seven reports of heaters catching fire that resulted in one smoke inhalation report and a report of property damage caused by soot and smoke.
CPSC recommends customers turn off and unplug electric space heater immediately. Consumers can contact Vornado for a free replacement unit, including free shipping.
Description of Recalled Electric Space Heaters
- Recalled heaters were sold 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 on/off switch and the high/low heat settings are located on top of the unit with a Vornado logo and a gray “V” located at the front of the product.
- The numbers 1 and 3 are the fourth and fifth figures of the serial numbers which appear on a silver decal at the bottom of the unit along with the model number, VH110.
- Units were sold for $60 at several retailers nationwide including Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, and Target as well as online at Vornado.com and Amazon.com from June 2013 through May 2014.
- Products were manufactured in China and imported and distributed by Vornado Air.