Home Depot Fan Heater Recall Issued Due to Fire Hazard

Hundreds of reports involving melting have led Home Depot to recall about 107,000 portable fan heaters.  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Home Depot Soleil portable fan heater recall on July 25, after at least 464 reports of melting fan heater units were recieved.

Although there have been no injuries or property damage reported to date, the CPSC indicates that the heaters represent a potential fire hazard to consumers because the plastic housing on the portable fan heaters can melt, deform and catch fire during use.

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The recall affects Soleil portable fan heaters with a model number of LH-707. They are white, plastic, 1,500-watt circular table fans with “Soleil” printed on the front of the fan. They have a thermostat control on the bottom left front of the unit, and a power and fan speed control on the bottom right front of the unit, and the model number printed on a sticker on the underside. The fan heaters are eight inches in diameter and 8 1/2 inches tall.

The fan heaters were manufactured by Shanghai Limach Mfg. Co. Ltd. of China and imported and sold exclusively by Home Depot nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15.

The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled fan heaters immediately and return them to Home Depot for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call Home Depot at (877) 527-0313 or visit the company’s webpage at www.homedepot.com.


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