WASHINGTON - Dyson is recalling 381,000 bladeless portable electric heaters because they can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
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.
The 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 AM. They 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. The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater’s base.
The bladeless heaters were sold from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target, Fry's 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.
Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson for a free repair.
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.dyson.com.