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Sears, Kmart recall heaters due to fire and burn hazards

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Sears Kmart Kenmore oscillating fan heater (CPSC) Sears Kmart Kenmore oscillating fan heater (CPSC)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 42,500 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide.

The CPSC announcement said broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items.

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 customer's finger.

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.  Kenmore is printed on the front bottom of the fan heaters.

They were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2013 for between $35 and $40.

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. 

What you should do:

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

You can call 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 and click on Product Recall for more information.

 

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