Featured Recall: Port­able elec­tric heat­ers

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Portable electric heaters

Dyson Inc. of Chicago is recalling about 338,000 portable electric heaters because they can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

This recall is for all Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters having model number AM04 and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05. The heaters, which have no external fan blades, are made of plastic and were available in assorted colors. The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater’s base.

They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target and other retailers and online from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399.

Consumers should unplug the heaters and contact Dyson for a free repair.

For more information, contact Dyson toll free at 1-866-297-5303, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.dyson.com.

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