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Safety Alert

Rite Aid Recalls Rechargeable Handheld Fans Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: Rechargeable handheld fans Hazard: The fan's lithium ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: July 21, 2021

Units: About 9,780

Consumer Contact: Rite Aid at 800-748-3243 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, or online at www.riteaid.com and click on "Customer Care" at the bottom of the page and then "Product Recalls" for more information.

Description: This recall involves portable rechargeable handheld fans sold in blue, pink and purple colors. The fans have a one touch button with three speeds and weigh about 8.8 oz. The item number 9050103 can be found on the product box and on a sticker on the backside of the fan itself.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable handheld fans and contact Rite Aid for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: Rite Aid has received two consumer reports of the rechargeable handheld fans overheating and emitting smoke. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Rite Aid stores nationwide from April 2021 through June 2021 for about $10.

Importer: Rite Aid, of Camp Hill, Pa.

Manufactured In: China