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Sears and Kmart Recall Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards


Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 16, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 15, 2014
Recall number: 14-080

  • Sears Kmart Kenmore oscillating fan heater
    Sears Kmart Kenmore oscillating fan heater

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Kenmore oscillating fan heaters

Hazard:  Broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Sears/Kmart toll-free at (888) 820-3341 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, or visit the firms’ websites at www.sears.com and www.kmart.com click on Product Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 42,500

Description:  This recall involves Kenmore oscillating fan heaters with model number 127.90914310. The model number and Kenmore are printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the unit.  The fan heaters are gray and white, measure about 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, have two dials at the top for temperature and fan speed and a red on-off button on the front base. Kenmore is printed on the front bottom of the fan heaters.

Incidents/Injuries:  Sears and Kmart have received seven reports of the fan heaters smoking or catching fire, including two reports of injuries. Injuries include one report of smoke inhalation and one report of a blister to a consumer’s finger.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fan heaters and return them to any Sears or Kmart store for a full refund.

Sold at:  Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2013 for between $35 and $40.

Importer:  Sears Holdings, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Distributor:  Sears Holdings, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufacturer:  Collins Co., of China

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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Source: cpsc.gov

 


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