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Duraflame space heater recalled, dangerous for consumers

Although spring is just around the corner, the need for electric space heaters is still evident in many locations. This year has provided the nation with some crazy, extreme weather. Although most individuals would expect a space heater to be safe because they are being sold in stores nationwide, this may not always be the case.

Consumers across the nation are not new to hearing of dangerous products being recalled. Because consumers need to stop using defective products sooner rather than later, it is important for West Virginia residents to stay informed on the most recent recalls. Many may not be aware, but there is one model of Duraflame heaters that has recently been recalled.

Roughly 31,000 heaters with the model number DSF-220 have been recalled. Consumers may have this particular heater in white, red or black. There is a white label on the back panel of each space heater where the model number is listed. These heaters were sold at various retailers across the nation, including QVC, Ross and Meijer.

The reason for the recall is due to various reports that the unit has sometimes melted and caught fire. Consumers are to stop use immediately and unplug it. Twin-Star can be contacted for a refund.

West Virginia residents who have been injured due to a defective product have the right to pursue legal action against the manufacturer of the product. This is something that many consumers are not aware of. However, it is important that one educates themselves on the rights that they have when they are seriously or fatally injured by a defective product, such as a malfunctioning heater.

Source: 9news.com, Duraflame heaters with flame effect recalled due to reports of units melting and catching fire, No author, March 5, 2014

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