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Courtesy Consumer Product Safety Commission
Twin-Star has recalled 31,000 Duraflame brand electric space heaters, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

Duraflame space heaters recalled

Twin-Star has recalled 31,000 Duraflame brand electric space heaters.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday that the heaters can overheat, causing the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items.

Owners can call Twin-Star toll-free at 855-884-9651 or go to its website, www.twinstarhome.com (click on “Product Recall” in red at the bottom of the page under the Support column). They are urged by the commission to immediately turn off and unplug the heater and contact Twin-Star for a full refund.

The company has received 32 reports of heaters burning or melting, including eight reports of the units catching fire, one of which resulted in minor property damage, the announcement said.

They were sold for about $60 at a number of retailers nationwide and online.

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