Wal-Mart Recalls Heaters That Could Cause Fire

By WBNG News

Wal-Mart Recalls Heaters That Could Cause Fire

December 21, 2010 Updated Dec 21, 2010 at 6:58 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) 2.2 million Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters have been recalled because they could start a fire.

The heaters can malfunction resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire.

Wal-Mart has 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.

This recall involves Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze and Comfort Essentials 1500 watt heaters.

The heaters are grey with a metal handle on the top with vents and grey control knobs on the front.

The model number is 1013 and can be found on a label on the lower left corner of the back panel of the heater.

They were sold Exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from December 2001 through October 2009 for about $18.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater and return the product to any Walmart store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Wal-Mart toll-free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.walmart.com

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