According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 28,000 KUL fan heaters are now under recall after consumers reported the heaters may overheat and pose a fire hazard.
The fan heater recall encompasses all of CE North America’s KUL portable fan heaters, which are black and measure about 9 inches long by 5 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. The recalled fan heaters feature a KUL logo along the front bottom near the heater’s power dial.
To find the heater’s model number and date code, check for an adhesive label beneath the fan heater that should read “KU39229” for the model number and “Date: 0515” for the date code on the sticker’s right-hand corner. All of the recalled fan heaters weigh about two pounds.
Before the fan heater recall was announced, CE North America and CPSC learned of four incidents involving the fan heaters overheating and catching fire; however, no injuries have been reported.
From August 2015 through October 2015, the recalled fan heaters were sold exclusively by Bed, Bath & Beyond retailers across the nation, as well as online at the retailer’s website, www.bedbathandbeyond.com. The recalled fan heaters were manufactured in China.
Until the fan heater recall is resolved, consumers in possession of the fan heaters are asked to stop using the product until they have contacted CE North America. The company will provide the consumer with instructions on how to return the recalled heaters with a prepaid shipping label. The company will also provide a refund check upon receiving the recalled fan heater.
For more information on the fan heater recall, contact CE North America toll-free at 844-645-3208 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.cemglobal.com and click on the “Product Recall” link at the bottom of the page.