Home Depot, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a recall of certain Soleil portable fan heaters. The portable fans’ plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard. Home Depot has received 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and return them to Home Depot for a full refund.
The recall involves about 107,000 Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15.
The model number is printed on the underside of the fan on a sticker. The circular table fans are white plastic and are 1,500 watts. Soleil is printed on the center front of the fan. The fans have a thermostat control on the bottom left front and a power and fan speed control on the bottom right front. The fans measure about 8 inches in diameter by 8.5 inches tall.