Home Depot recalls Soleil portable fan heaters due to fire hazard.
Home Depot is recalling Soleil portable fan heaters due to a fire hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the portable fans' plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use.
Home Depot has received 464 reports of fans melting, according to CPSC.org. No injuries or property damage has been reported.
About 107,000 fans have been sold in Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15.
This recall involves Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. The model number is printed on the underside of the fan on a sticker.
The circular table fans are white plastic and are 1500 watts. Soleil is printed on the center front of the fan.
The fans have a thermostat control on the bottom left front and a power and fan speed control on the bottom right front. The fans measure about 8 inches in diameter by 8.5 inches tall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and return them to Home Depot for a full refund.