Sears and Kmart Recall Nearly 50,000 Fan Heaters

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Uh oh! Sears and Kmart have recalled about 42,500 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters after reports some of them overheated and caused injuries.

Broken motor mounts can cause the fan heaters to overheat and catch fire, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said in a statement on its website.
To date, the companies 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.
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.
Where it was sold: The fan heaters were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2013 for between $35 and $40.
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled fan
heaters and return them to any Sears or Kmart store for a full refund.  
For more information, 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 and click on Product Recall.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.

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