Walmart Heater Recall

Walmart has issued a recall of 2.2 million portable electric heaters due to a fire hazard after receiving 21 reports of fire or sparking with these heaters. Three people required medical treatment. The electric heaters subject to the recall were sold under the names Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze, and Comfort Essentials 11.

These Chinese made electric heaters are 1500 watt heaters and are gray with gray control knobs. They have vent openings on the front and a metal handle on the top. Model number 1013 is located on a label on the back of the heater.

These heaters cost around $18. So do the math. It is an expensive recall for Walmart. Of course, this assumes that people will respond to the recall for an $18 item that they are unlikely to ever hear about.