Dyson recalls all AM04, AM05 Air Multiplier bladeless heaters

18 Mar 2014

A manufacturing defect is the cause of reported short-circuits resulting in "contained" fires in the base, but no injuries have resulted

Dyson is recalling around a million AM04 and AM05 bladeless heaters, following reports that they can short-circuit and potentially catch fire.

Dyson's bladeless fan technology began with a range of Cool Air Multiplier fans before expanding into units with in-built heaters. Far quieter than a normal fan and with no visible moving parts, the high-priced units proved popular, but this week's recall is admission of a serious manufacturing defect.

Dyson said around a million AM04 and AM05 Air Multiplier heaters have a defect which can cause a short-circuit inside the base. Four reports have been submitted of this short causing burning within the unit.

"We're voluntarily recalling all AM04 and AM05 heaters due to a potential safety issue," a Dyson email explains. "Out of a million heaters sold worldwide, we know of a small number of that have short-circuited resulting in a small fire contained within the machine. There have been no instances of injury or property damage, but safety is our first priority."

In a statement Dyson said that anyone with an AM04 and AM05 heater should stop using the machine and unplug it immediately. Customers can visit Dyson's recall website to check if their heater is affected and arrange for it to be fixed.

Dyson said that the fix is completely free and includes return postage and delivery.

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