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Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters

Tuesday April 1st, 2014 - 5:16PM

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dyson has announced a recall for Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters having model number AM04 and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05.

The heaters are 23 inches tall with a round base and an upper body shaped like an elongated ring. The heaters have no external fan blades. They are made of plastic and were available in the colors silver, black and silver, blue and gray, gray and silver, pink and gray, purple and gray, and white and gray. Each heater came with a remote control. The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater's base.

The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Dyson is aware of 82 incidents of the recalled heaters short-circuiting and overheating, including four reports of heaters with burned or melted internal parts. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recall involves about 338,000 heaters in the U.S. and about 55,000 in Canada. The heaters were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry's, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target and other retailers nationwide, and online at Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, QVC.com and Walmart.com from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399.

Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson for a free repair.