Vornado Recalls 350,000 Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
Vornado has recalled approximately 350,000 electric space heaters which were sold at major retail stores across the country. According to CPSC, a government agency which monitors recalls, these heaters have a propensity to overheat and catch fire, and may be considered to be burn and fire hazards.
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Vornado VH101 Electric Space Heater Recall
The recall notice covers the Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heater which was sold in colors such as grayed jade, black, cinnamon, fig, red, ice white and coral orange. These heaters have two settings, low and high, as well as a no heat or fan only setting. They also have a “V’ emblazoned at the front, with the name “Vornado” spelled out.
To date, 15 heaters have caught fire, and no injuries have been reported. They were sold at Menards, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Orchard Supply as well as online retailers such as Amazon.com, Vornado.com and Target.com from the 8th month of the year in 2009, all through to March 2018. Each unit goes for $30, and the product was imported by Vornado Air LLC. The company is asking all consumers to stop using the Vornado electric space heater and contact them for information on how to recover their refund or have a replacement piece sent over to them without having to pay for shipping.
Defective Space Heaters – Why Do They Catch Fire?
Space heaters of this kind are thought to overheat due to design defects that are usually caught during product design. It is thought that most electric space heaters sold tend to have poor temperature control, leading to overheating, which in turn causes the housing unit to melt and catch fire. A lot of the time, these heaters are left unattended or tucked away in a discreet corner of the room, making it more likely for the fire that is started by these heaters to spread furiously.
Electric Space Heaters are Major Cause of Fires During Winter
A report penned by Harvard University Environmental Health & Safety Group states that 25,000 house fires are started by portable space heaters every year, which in turn cause 6,000 injuries. Nationwide, 30 percent of all house fires happen during winter, with experts conceding that space heaters are the leading reason for the occurrence of these fires.
Compensation for Defective Space Heaters – Know Your Legal Rights
In order to recover compensation for defective electric space heaters, we will work with you to establish negligence to show that the companies that manufacture or import them did not act in a reasonable manner to ensure that proper testing is done on these items to ensure their safety. This legal principle is called standard of care, and it is expected to be met by corporations that produce goods or services. We will, together with our team of investigators to show the proximate cause of your injuries or property loss as being the fire that was caused by a defective heater, entitling you to compensation that will go a long way in taking care of your medical bills, replacing burned property, compensating you for your pain and suffering, lost wages, wrongful death and so much more.
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