The Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Dyson Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, has voluntarily issued a recall of the Dyson portable electric heaters. The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Approximately 400,000 units were sold in the United States and Canada at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Lowes, Sears, Target and other retailers nationwide and online at Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, and Walmart.com from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399.00.
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. The heaters are 23 inches tall with a round base and an upper body shaped like an elongated ring. The heaters have no external fan blades. They are made of plastic and were available in the colors silver, black and silver, blue and gray, gray and silver, pink and gray, purple and gray, and white and gray. Each heater came with a remote control. The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater’s base.
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. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heater and contact Dyson for a free repair.
For more information, please visit www.dyson.com and clock on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page.