WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Around 92,000 heating devices sold at Dollar General stores are being recalled voluntarily because of a potential fire hazard, the government said on Wednesday.
TrueLiving Heater Fans and Portable Quartz Radiant Heaters have caught fire, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
Twenty-one incidents for the Quartz heater and eight for the heater fan have been reported. Smoke, melted plastic, damage to electrical outlets, and minor burns were mentioned in the reports, the CPSC said.
The recalled heater fans have A14B1053 as an item number and NSB-200B model number. The item and model number for the Quartz heater are A14B0979 and HD-700 respectively.
They both have manufacturing dates between 6/1/2010 and 8/30/2010 on their labels and sold at Dollar General stores exclusively between September 2010 and December of the same year.
Those who purchased the heaters should stop using them immediately and return them to Dollar General Store for a full refund, the CPSC said.
(Reporting by Wendell Marsh; Editing by Jerry Norton)