Home Depot recalls Soleil Portable Fan Heaters due to fire hazard

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jul 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-26 12:29:00-04

Home Depot has recalled about 107,000 Soleil Portable Fan Heaters due to fire hazard, according to

Consumers should stop using the product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The portable fans’ plastic housing can melt, deform, and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard, according to the report.

Home Depot has received 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. The model number is printed on the underside of the fan on a sticker. The circular table fans are white plastic and are 1500 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 8½ inches tall.

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