Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Source: Consumer Recalls (CPCSC)
Wed Apr 4, 2018 12:00AM

Name of product: Vb01 Personal Vortex electric space heaters Hazard:

The electric space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: RefundReplace Recall date: April 4, 2018 Units: About 350,000 Consumer Contact:

Vornado toll-free at 855-215-5131 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.vornado.com and click on "Recalls" in the lower right corner of the homepage or www.vornado.com/recalls and click on the Vb01 Personal Heater recall button for more information.

Recall Details Description:

This recall involves Vornado Vb01 Personal Vortex electric space heaters sold in the following colors: black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white and red. The heaters measure about 7.2 inches long by 7.8 inches wide by 7.10 inches high and have two heat settings (low and high) and a fan only/no heat setting. "Vornado" with a "V" behind it is printed on the front of the unit. The model/type "Vb01," serial number and ETL mark are printed on a silver rating label on the bottom of the unit.

  Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a free replacement unit, including free shipping.

Incidents/Injuries:

Vornado has received 15 reports of the heaters catching on fire.

Sold At:

Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from August 2009 through March 2018 for about $30.

Importer(s):

Vornado Air LLC, of Andover, Kan.

Manufactured In: China Recall number: 18-136 Report an Incident Involving this Product This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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