Federal regulators are alerting consumers about four winter product recalls.
The most far-reaching: about 70,500 units of Big Lots' 1500-watt portable space heater, sold at Big Lots stores nationwide, between September 2010 and March 2012.
Regulators say the product can overheat and melt, posing a fire or shock hazard.
Impacted model numbers are #FH107A and #PTC-902T.
Consumers are advised to stop using the products immediately, and return them to Big Lots retail locations, for a full refund.
Questions may be directed to Big Lots consumer relations at (866) 244-5687, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or at www.biglots.com.
Also under recall: approximately 68,000 units of "Harbor Breeze bath fans with heater and light," sold exclusively at Lowe's, between September 2010 and March 2012.
The suspect fans bear the model number 7109-01-L.
Consumers may contact Delta Electronics, the product manufacturer, at (855) 301-6578, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or at www.heaterfanrecall.com
Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bathroom exhaust fans immediately and contact Delta Electronics Dongguan to schedule a free repair by a trained service technician. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at (855) 301-6578 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.heaterfanrecall.com
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