Dyson recalls Hot+Cool space heaters

Dyson has issued a recall notice for two of its bladeless space heaters, citing an electrical fault that can cause a fire.

Dyson has issued a recall notice for two of its bladeless space heaters, citing an electrical fault that can cause a fire.

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Dyson has issued a recall notice for its AM04 and AM05 space heaters, originally released in March 2012. The heaters, which use Dyson's bladeless technology to operate as either a cooling fan or a heater, may have an electrical fault which in a handful of incidents has caused the device to short circuit and catch fire.

"Out of a million heaters sold worldwide, we know of a small number that have short-circuited resulting in a small fire contained within the machine," Dyson wrote. "There have been no instances of injury or property damage, but safety is our first priority."

Dyson said its Air Multiplier cooling fans (AM01, AM02, AM03, AM06, AM07 and AM08) are unaffected by the fault.

The company recommends users turn off and unplug their heaters immediately, and contact Dyson to register to have their units repaired. The company also notes that this fix cannot be administered by your retailer. Dyson will send customers a box to package and send their heaters in to the Dyson repair centre. All repairs and postage are free.

Machines will be returned to customers with a new, two-year guarantee. You can register for repairs on the Dyson recall website.

 

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