Thousands of Kenmore Heaters Recalled
Written by James P. Nevin
A recall has been issued for around 42,000 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters sold at Kmart and Sears. According to consumer reports, broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumer. Sears and Kmart have received seven reports of the fan heaters smoking or catching fire, including two reports of injuries. One injured consumer reported smoke inhalation and one reported a blistered finger.
The heater is the Kenmore oscillating fan heater with model number 127.90914310.
The model number and Kenmore name can be found printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the unit. The fan heaters are gray and white, measure about 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, have two dials at the top for temperature and fan speed and a red on/off button on the front base. Kenmore is printed on the front bottom of the fan heaters. If you have one of these heaters you should immediately turn it off and unplug the recalled fan heaters and return them to either store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Sears/Kmart tollfree at (888) 8203341 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, or visit the firms' websites at www.sears.com and www.kmart.com click on Product Recall for more information.