In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Vornado has issued a voluntary recall of its VH101 Personal Vortex space heaters. The CPSC stated that the heaters can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves about 350,000 Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters sold in the following colors: black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white and red. The heaters measure about 7.2-inches long by 7.8-inches wide by 7.10-inches high. The heaters have two heat settings (low and high) and a fan only/no heat setting. “Vornado” with a “V” behind it is printed on the front of the unit. The model/type “VH101,” serial number and ETL mark are printed on a silver rating label on the bottom of the unit.
The heaters were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from August 2009 through March 2018 for about $30.
Vornado has received 15 reports of the heaters catching on fire. Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a free replacement unit, including free shipping.