Dyson issues recall after bladeless heaters catch fire

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Just a couple days after the launch of its new and improved bladeless fans, Dyson has issued a recall for two of its older AirMultiplier heaters (AM04 and AM05). The recall comes after a few of these units short-circuited, causing small, “contained” fires. 

“We have sold a million heaters around the world; we have seen a small number short-circuit, which in four cases resulted in contained burning,” Dyson chief executive Max Conze said in an interview with Reuters. “Although there have been no instances of personal injury or damage to property, it’s four too many. So we are working with the relevant regulatory bodies and preparing for a voluntary recall.”

The company has already begun the recall process abroad, in places like Israel and the United Arab Emirates. However, it hasn’t yet gotten the formal go-ahead for a recall in the US. However, in spite of this, Dyson is being proactive about the situation and has already set up a site for you to get the ball rolling. If you’re the owner of an AM04 or AM05 Air Multiplier, the company recommends you visit the website www.dysonrecall.com for instructions on how to proceed.

Dyson promises more info within 24 hours. We’ll update this post as soon as new details arrive.

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