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Pelonis Oil-Filled Radiator Heater Model: HO-0250H in grey/white
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Portable Electric Heaters (348)
Pelonis Appliances, Inc.    
Pelonis
Pelonis Oil-Filled Radiator Heater HO-0250H
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7/1/2013  
0713 
Walmart
Unspecified
12/2/2013
I received a Pelonis Oil Filled Radiator Heater as a gift from a friend. She purchased it and had it mailed directly to my residence. Model: HO-0250H and I cannot find the serial number on the device.

Ordered on 12/02/2013 Walmart $38.84
It was done on a Discover Card posted on 12/05/13 Walmart.com $44.53 (With shipping) Their phone number (800) 966 - 6546.

As of this morning I smelt a foul smell coming from the heater (smell of smoke and a sparking sound), so I proceeded to shut it off. A couple hours later I turned it back on and the orange light would only light up when the heater was supposed to be off. (On the 0) It wouldn’t light up for 1, 2 or 3 but still would heat up. It was ON in the OFF position. When turning the knob it would make a funny noise and it smelt like something was burnt so I immediately discontinued power and searched for a place to send this email.

I found this website and saw people were having similar issues and the device actually caught on fire in some cases.
1/30/2014
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
19 years
Yes
No
No
I still have the product and have emailed Pelonis on this issue.
Yes
N/A

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