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Vornado Air recalls electric space heaters

The space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards

Photo source: CPSC
Vornado Air of Andover, Kan., is recalling about 350,000 VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters.

The space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.

The firm has received 15 reports of the heaters catching fire.

This recall involves Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters sold in black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white and red.

The heaters measure about 7.2 inches long by 7.8 inches wide by 7.10 inches high and have two heat settings (low and high) and a fan only/no heat setting. “Vornado” with a “V” behind it is printed on the front of the unit.

The model/type “VH101,” serial number and ETL mark are printed on a silver rating label on the bottom of the unit.

The heaters, manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other stores nationwide and online at,, and other websites from August 2009, through March 2018, for about $30.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a free replacement unit, including free shipping.

Consumers may contact Vornado toll-free at 855-215-5131 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Recalls” in the lower right corner of the homepage.

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