About 31,000 Duraflame electric space heaters were recalled this week after reports of units melting and catching fire.
The recall, from the company Twin-Star, involves Duraflame-branded electric space heaters with the model No. DSF-220. The heaters are sold in three colors: black, red and white.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Twin-Star has received 32 reports of heaters burning or melting, including eight reports of the units catching fire. One incident resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The heaters' flame effect resembles a fireplace and works with or without heat. The heaters measure about 14.5-inches high, 13-inches wide and 8-inches deep. The on-off switch and the high/low heat settings are located on the upper left back side of the unit. The Duraflame logo appears on the front of the unit. The model number can be found on a white label located on the heater's back panel.
The heaters were sold for about $60 by Farmer's Furniture, Meijer, QVC, R.C. Willey, Ross and other retailers nationwide and online at Maxtool.com between August of 2013 and January of 2014.
CPSC is asking those who own the electric space heater to immediately turn it off, unplug it and contact Twin-Star for a full refund.
Twin-Star can be reached toll-free at 855-884-9651 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at www.twinstarhome.com .
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