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Home Depot Recalls Soleil Portable Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Soleil portable fan heaters

Hazard: The portable fans plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Home Depot toll-free at (877) 527-0313 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET any day, or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

Units: About 107,000

Description: 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 8½ inches tall.

Incidents/Injuries: Home Depot has received 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and return them to Home Depot for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15.

Importer: Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia

Manufacturer: Shanghai Limach Mfg. Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in: China