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Wal-Mart Recalls Electric Heater

Do you own this electric heater? The metal heater is grey, with a handle on top and vents in the front. It says Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze or Comfort Essentials on the front of the heater. The model number 1013 is on a label on the lower left corner of the back panel of the heater.

Wal-Mart electric heater

If you have one of the 2.2 million of these heaters sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for about $18, immediately stop using it and return the heater to any Walmart store for a full refund.

The heaters can malfunction resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire. Wal-Mart has received 21 reports of incidents involving these heaters. Several reported injuries required medical attention for minor burns and smoke inhalation. Many of the reports involve minor burns, smoke irritation and sparking or property damage beyond the heater.

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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