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Heat Hero recalls portable plug-in heaters

The heater can overheat, smoke and catch fire

Photo source: CPSC
Heat Hero of Irvine, Calif., is recalling about 20,000 portable mini heaters sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The heater can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

The firm has received 117 reports of overheating, including 47 units smoking and 10 catching fire, with two resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Heat Hero portable mini heaters.

The 350W plug-in ceramic space heaters are black and measure about 10 inches tall and 5 inches wide. They have at the top an LED digital screen that displays the temperature and four control buttons, a front grill, a red on/off button on the right side, a three-prong plug on the back and a vent on the bottom.

The Heat Hero logo is printed on the product packaging.

The heaters, manufactured in China, were sold online at from October 2018, through March 2019, for between $35 and $45.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Heat Hero for a free replacement unit, including shipping. Heat Hero is contacting all known purchasers directly

Consumers may contact Heat Hero toll-free at (877) 479-9172 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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