In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Twin-Star International has announced a recall of certain Duraflame electric space heaters due to potential fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves about 31,000 Duraflame-branded electric space heaters, model DSF-220, sold in three colors, black, red and white. The heaters’ flame effect resembles a fireplace and works with or without heat. The heaters measure about 14.5-inches high, 13-inches wide and 8-inches deep. The on-off switch and the high/low heat settings are located on the upper left back side of the unit. The Duraflame logo appears on the front of the unit. The model number can be found on a white label located on the heater’s back panel.
Twin-Star has received 32 reports of heaters burning or melting, including eight reports of the units catching fire, one of which resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
These heaters were sold at Farmer’s Furniture, Meijer, QVC, R.C. Willey, Ross and other retailers nationwide and online at Maxtool.com between August 2013 through January 2014 for about $60.
Consumers are instructed to immediately turn off and unplug the electric space heater and contact Twin-Star for a full refund.