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Aloha Fan Heater Model 1013
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Portable Electric Heaters (348)
Walmart Stores Inc.    
Aloha
1013
02619
759590010134
 
05/04 
Walmart
Massachusetts
12/9/2009
I just found out that the Aloha 1013 fan heater should be returned to Walmart. I am glad to hear this because today my unit sparked from where the line cord exits the back of the unit. After investigation I found that the two wires exiting thru the plastic cord clamp on the rear of the unit were melted thru to the wires and they shorted against each other. The reason for this is because the wires heat up and are compressed so tightly by the clamp that over time the wire insulation gets soft and melts which in turn exposes the wires. The more pulling and yanking on the cord will accelerate this break down. Fortunately the unit was not on flammable material and the sparks did not ignite. I will return the unit to Walmart so that they can destroy it appropriately.
12/28/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Unknown
Unspecified
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Comment from Walmart Stores Inc. 1/25/2013
This Product was recalled on 10/16/2010. More information may be found at www.recalls.gov.

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