A recall has been issued on oscillating fan heaters under the Kenmore brand due to concerns that they could trigger a fire in the nearby area. 42,500 heaters with a model number of 127.90914310 are affected by the recall, which was announced by the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Sears Holdings. The motor mounts can reportedly break, and when that happens, overheating and a subsequent fire are distinct possibilities. Two injuries and five additional smoke or fire reports have already been filed, and so that future damage can be avoided, the company is asking that the items be unplugged at once. Kmart and Sears, the only places where these items were on sale, are accepting returns and will issue refunds as needed. The heaters were available this past September, October, and November.
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