Wal-Mart Recalls Defective Electric Heaters
Wal-Mart has recalled approximately 2.2 million electric heaters due to multiple reports of burn injuries and property damage caused by fires started when the heaters malfunctioned. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the following heaters have been included in the recall:
- Flow Pro
- Aloha Breeze
- Comfort Essentials
These heaters have been sold at Wal-Mart stores across the country between December 2001 and October 2009.
The defective heaters have been found to break down, resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting, and fire. There were 21 reports filed with Wal-Mart regarding these heaters, including four injuries and 11 instances of property damage. The people who sustained injuries received medical treatment for minor burns and smoke inhalation.
The heaters sold for approximately $18 and have a model number 1013 on the label located on the back panel. You can call 1-800-925-62778 or visit www.walmart.com to receive additional information on the recall.
If you have suffered an injury are sustained property damage as a result of one of these defective heaters, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a defective product lawsuit. An experienced attorney can help ensure your rights are fully protected.