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Amazon recalls 377,000 space heaters over fire hazard

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Amazon is recalling about 377,000 ceramic space heaters that can overheat.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of AmazonBasics 1500 watt ceramic space heaters because of fire and burn hazards.

According to the CPSC, Amazon received 30 reports of the ceramic heater overheating, burning, or sparking. Two of those reports included minor damage to power outlets. There were no injuries associated with the incidents.

The Chinese-made heaters were sold Online at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.mx from October 2017 through March 2019 for between $25 and $35.

This recall involves AmazonBasics 1500 watt ceramic space heaters.

Two models (ASIN B074MR2HGM and ASIN B074MWRLZM) have oscillating fans, and the others (ASIN B074MX8VNR and ASIN B074MWKSLX) do not.

The heaters were sold in black and silver colors. The AmazonBasics logo is printed on the front of the units.

The following ID numbers are printed on the label on the back of the units: B074MWKSLX, B074MX8VNR, B074MR2HGM, B074MWRLZM.

The CPSC says people should immediately stop using the recalled heaters.

All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the Amazon with instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact Amazon at amazonspaceheaterrecall@amazon.com or toll-free at 888-280-4331.

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