Portable heater recall: Check before you store it away

Dyson portable heaters recalled due to possible fire hazard


Now that Michigan is finally warming up, you might be putting some of your portable or electric heaters away for the season. Before you do, you should check certain models for a potential fire hazard.

The new recall affects the Dyson Hot and Dyson Hot+Cool models. They were sold at popular retailers like Macy's, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and Target. (see full list below)

According to the website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard Dyson is aware of 82 incidents worldwide 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.

If you have one of the affected models you should stop using it immediately, and contact Dyson for free repairs.

Product Details You Need

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.

The recall affects about 338,000 in the U.S. and about 55,000 in Canada. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry's, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target and other retailers nationwide. They were also sold online at Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, QVC.com and Walmart.com from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399.

Dyson toll-free at 866-297-5303, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.dysonrecall.com.

The CEO of Dyson released this statement, "Around the world, we have seen four cases of heaters with contained burning within the machine. Although there have been no instances of personal injury or damage to property, it's four too many. We ask owners to visit www.dysonrecall.com to register their machine, which will be fixed, cleaned, serviced and returned to them, with a new two year parts and labor warranty, free of charge." - Max Conze, Dyson CEO