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Big Lots Recalls Portable Space Heaters

Two models of portable space heaters, sold exclusively at Big Lots, have been reported to overheat and melt.

Big Lots has announced the recall of portable space heaters and portable oscillating space heaters due to reports of the heaters overheating and melting, and posing fire or electric shock hazard.

There have been four reports of the products overheating and melting and to date there have not been reports of fire or property damage, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall includes two models of the 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters. Both models have a fan, two dials, and a wire mesh panel in front.

According to the CPSC, “Model #FH107A has grey plastic housing. Model #PTC-902T is an oscillating heater with silver-grey plastic housing, a molded handle on top of the heater and a small extra button between the two dials which controls the oscillation.”

The products were sold exclusively at Big Lots stores between September 2010 and March 2012 for $20-25.

Consumers should stop using the products immediately and return it to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

For additional information, consumer can contact Big Lots at  866-244-5687, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on their website at www.biglots.com.

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