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Fan heater recalled over fire risk
Fire safety concerns have led to a recall of the Target Essential Fan Heater by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) last week.
The product model is TEFANH16, which was available for sale from 1 March – 28 April 2016. If you or someone you know purchased this heater, ensure it is returned to your local Target or Target Country store as soon as possible for a full refund.
Home fire safety is everyone’s responsibility.
With winter approaching, it’s more important than ever to regularly monitor and act on safety recalls issued on the ACCC website to make sure heating and other electrical devices you have purchased are fire safe.
You can even subscribe to receive product recall alerts for items of your choice here.
There are also other ways you can reduce the risk of a house fire.
This winter, check your heating system to ensure it is properly installed and maintained, purchase power boards with overload safety switches, and ensure you have working smoke alarms installed in your home.