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Sears and Kmart Recall Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Sears-and-Kmart-Recall-Kenmore-Oscillating-Fan-Heaters/

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Recall Date: January 15, 2014 

Recall Number: 14-080

Sears and Kmart Recall Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kenmore oscillating fan heaters

Hazard: Broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Sears/Kmart toll-free at (888) 820-3341 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, or visit the firms’ websites at www.sears.com and www.kmart.com click on Product Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Sears-and-Kmart-Recall-Kenmore-Oscillating-Fan-Heaters/

Recall Details

Units: About 42,500

Description: This recall involves Kenmore oscillating fan heaters with model number 127.90914310. The model number and Kenmore are printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the unit.  The fan heaters are gray and white, measure about 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, have two dials at the top for temperature and fan speed and a red on-off button on the front base. Kenmore is printed on the front bottom of the fan heaters.

Incidents/Injuries: Sears and Kmart have received seven reports of the fan heaters smoking or catching fire, including two reports of injuries. Injuries include one report of smoke inhalation and one report of a blister to a consumer’s finger.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fan heaters and return them to any Sears or Kmart store for a full refund.

Sold at: Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2013 for between $35 and $40.

Importer/Distributor: Sears Holdings, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufacturer: Collins Co., of China

Manufactured in: China

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

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