Cincinnati Product Liability Lawyer: Vornado Recalls Space Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
According to the National Fire Protection Association, home heating equipment, including space heaters, is among the leading causes of home fire deaths. Each year, thousands of space heaters are recalled due to fire and burn hazards. Recently, in January 2018, Vornado recalled its Sunny CS (cribside) nursery space heaters because a broken motor mount allows the electric heating element to come in contact with the interior plastic materials and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.
About 5,000 Vornado Sunny space heaters sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from October 2017 through December 2017, have been recalled in the U.S. The specific Vornado Sunny CS (cribside) recalled model includes the EH1-0090 electric space heater. They were sold in white with an accent of melon and gray colors. “Vornadobaby” is printed on the side of the heater. Vornado has received at least five reports of the electric heaters catching on fire. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled space heaters.
In March 2018, Envi high-efficiency electric panel heaters were also recalled for improper wire crimping by the manufacturer that may cause the unit to overheat, smoke, or melt, posing a burn hazard. About 35,000 Envi Wall Heaters purchased between July 2015 and August 2016 were recalled. The company received at least 300 reports of overheating Envi heaters. The affected products have the following model numbers:
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio product liability lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of consumer product liability and product defect cases.
Space Heater Accident Prevention
Space heaters cause thousands of home fires each year in the U.S., which result in numerous burn injuries and emergency room visits. It is estimated that space heaters account for 40 percent of home heating fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that more 300 deaths a year are attributed to space heating accidents. Some basic safety guideline to adhere to include:
- Keep all household items away from space heaters, including upholstered furniture, clothing, mattress, and bedding.
- Use space heaters that have been tested to the latest safety standards and is certified by a nationally recognized testing facility.
- Follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper use.
- Place the heater on a nonflammable surface, not on a carpet.
- Keep children and pets away from space heaters.
- Turn the heater off if you leave the area.
- Never plug a space heater into a power strip.
- If using propane heaters, install carbon monoxide detectors.
- Read instructions if using electric blankets
Space Heaters Recalled
The following brand names have had models of space heaters recalled in recent years for posing fire hazards to consumers:
- Vornado Air
- Sunbeam Holmes
- Lifesmart Lifepro portable heater
- Aloha Breeze
- Creative Heating
- Touch Point
- True Living
- Flow Pro
- Comfort Essentials
- Ritchie Immerson Heaters
- Mr. Heater
- Bionaire Aloha
- Patio Heaters
- Vermont Castings
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective space heater, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding space heaters recalled.