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Pelonis Fan-Forced Heater; portable space heater purchased at Walmart
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Portable Electric Heaters (348)
GD Midea Environment Appliances MFG Co. LTD    
Pelonis
HF-0020T
25812029
3068797
 
1209 
Walmart
Unspecified
12/1/2012 This date is an estimate
I bought the Pelonis Fan-Forced Heater as supplemental heat for my daughters' room on cold nights. We used it last night, and this morning I awoke to the smell of burning plastic and their room seemed smoky. I assumed it was the heater so I unplugged it. Tonight, I wanted to double check, so I plugged it in and turned it on. There was a sizzling sound and a flame shot up from the wires inside. The heater is less than a year old and has hardly been used. It has been taken care of and is not dusty or dirty, nor was it placed near any walls or objects.

One always assumes that these things are tested and safe, but apparently that is not the case. We could have been burned to death. I'm pretty shook up.
10/11/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
38 years

Incident, No Injury
My Child
Female
11 years

Incident, No Injury
My Child
Female
9 years
Yes
No
No
I called the manufacturer and left a message asking them to contact me.
Yes
N/A

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