An estimated 2.2 million space heaters sold exclusively by Walmart from 2001 through 2009 are being recalled because of a fire hazard. According to a company press release, the units can malfunctions leading to "overheating, smoking.
The company has been informed of 21 incidents involving property damage, and in four cases personal injury requiring medical attention.
The small portable heaters are sold under the names Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters. They are described as grey with a metal handle on the top and vents and grey control knobs on the front. The model number 1013 can be found on a label on the lower left corner of the back panel of the heater.
Customers who have one of the units which sold for about $18 are urged to stop using it immediately and return it to any Walmart store for a complete refund.
For additional information, contact Walmart toll-free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday