Heater Recall List: Lasko 5540 and Air King 8540 Models Affected

We have a fresh recall to inform you about now, and it is bad news if you are the owner of certain Lasko and Air King heater models. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just issued a voluntary recall affecting both products.

According to the Epoch Times, around 107,000 heaters have been recalled due to a potential fire hazard which affects the Lasko Model 5540 and Air King Model 8540 type of heaters.

The problem with these specific heaters can lead to overheating at the bottom of the products, which in turn could cause the heaters to melt, exposing the live wires, obviously becoming a dangerous fire hazard. The good news, is that no serious injuries have been reported, but the CPSC has said that there has been 18 complaints about burns to floors and carpets.

Do you own either the Lasko 5540 or Air King 8540 heater? If so, you should stop using the heater straight away and contact Lasko immediately for a free replacement. We’ve found the contact number for you to call Lasko here – (800) 363-8044. Alternatively, you can visit their website here for further information.

Has this heater caused damage to your home? You can visit the CPSC listing here for full details on the recall.

On Lasko’s website, we’ve noticed that you can insert the model number of your product to determine if it has been recalled or not. You’ll find this information at the bottom of this page. Try it now and let us know how you get on.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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