Walmart Recalls 2M Heaters on Fire Concerns


Walmart has recalled 2.2 million electric heaters after the company received 21 reports from consumers of fires or burns, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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The heaters involved in the recall included certain Flow Pro, Airtech and Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters models and were sold at Walmart stores nationwide between December 2001 and October 2009.

The affected heaters may malfunction, Walmart said, resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire.

Walmart received 21 reports of incidents, which included 11 reports of property damage beyond the heater. Injuries were reported in four incidents, three of which required medical attention for minor burns and smoke inhalation. The remaining incidents included smoke irritation, sparking or property damage beyond the heater, according to Walmart.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return the product to any Walmart store for a refund, Walmart said.

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