Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The Whole Room Vortex heater, model VH110, can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items.

Recall date: August 14, 2014
Recall number: 14-256
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  • Recalled Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex heater in black

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    Recalled Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex heater in black

  • The serial number appears on a silver decal located on the bottom of the unit.

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    The serial number appears on a silver decal located on the bottom of the unit.

  • Recalled Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex heater in white

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    Recalled Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex heater in white

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Electric space heaters

Hazard:

The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Vornado toll-free at (844) 205-7978 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.vornado.com and click on the recall graphic in the lower right corner of the homepage for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 79,000

Description

This recall involves Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex electric space heaters sold in two colors, black and white. The heaters measure about 10.5 inches high, 9 inches deep and 10.5 inches at the base growing narrower at the top. The on/off switch and the high/low heat settings are located on top of the unit. The Vornado logo appears with a gray “V” on the front of the unit. Recalled heaters have the numbers 1 and 3 as the fourth and fifth digits of the serial number. The model and serial numbers appear on a silver decal located on the bottom of the unit.

Incidents/Injuries

Vornado has received 29 reports of units overheating and melting, including seven reports of heaters catching fire, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and one report of property damage caused by soot and smoke.

Remedy

Customers should immediately turn off and unplug the electric space heater and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a free replacement unit, including free shipping.

Sold at

Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other retailers nationwide and online at Vornado.com and Amazon.com from June 2013 through May 2014 for about $60.

Importer/Distributor

Vornado Air, LLC, of Andover, Kan.

Manufactured in

China

  • Recalled Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex heater in black

  • The serial number appears on a silver decal located on the bottom of the unit.

  • Recalled Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex heater in white