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Portable electric heaters recalled due to fire hazard

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-02 10:28:09-04

Dyson has recalled about 338,000 portable electric heaters in the United States due to the possibility of the device having an electrical short and overheating, posing a fire hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

This recall is for all Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters having model number AM04 and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05.

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.

Click here to read the entire recall report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.