B&Q adds another heater to recall list amid electric shock and fire fears

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Product recalls are issued when a company’s product is deemed unsafe to customers. B&Q has this month issued an urgent recall for one of its products because it could be harmful to buyers.

The GoodHome Colenso 2000W White Oscillating Fan Heater has been recalled by B&Q due to a “potential risk of electric shock”.

B&Q is also concerned the heater could catch on fire.

On its website, the DIY company writes: “In some cases, the product may overheat causing damage to the case.”

B&Q is asking all customers who have bought the product to bring it back to stores.

The product recall reads: “If you have bought this model of fan heater since September 2020, please immediately stop using it and return to store when possible for a full refund.

“Alternatively call the helpline,” it adds.

B&Q’s helpline is 0300 303 4482.

The heater was on sale in stores from September 2020 to January 2021 and cost £19.

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The heaters were made by B&Q, therefore they weren’t on sale anywhere else.

But customers should also check if they bought the same heater second-hand from a third-party retailer, such as eBay or on social media, just in case.

In February, B&Q issued a product recall on another heater, called the GoodHome Colenso 2000W White Freestanding Fan Heater.

Both the Freestanding and Oscillating Fan Heaters are unsafe for customers to use because of fire and electrical hazards.

Fan heaters are popular during cold months to keep your house warm, and their size makes it easier to move them to wherever you need the heating most.

Last month, Lidl launched a new portable heater as part of its home range, costing £49.99.

The Smart Heater is easy to use and can also be connected to Lidl’s Smart Home system using WiFi.

This can be downloaded onto your phone or tablet using the Lidl app, making it possible for you to switch the heater on without having to get up from the sofa.

In other B&Q news, the retailer has shared its top tips on how to get your garden ready for spring.

It recommended using a leaf blower to get rid of stray leaves and branches from your garden and a pressure washer to freshen up your patio or decking.

Spring is also the perfect time to sow vegetable seeds, and B&Q recommended planting beetroot, spinach, lettuce, and leeks, using a propagator to “kick start them into germination earlier in the season by providing them with a stable environment”.

The retailer added: “A propagator is like an incubator for your seeds, a mini greenhouse, with vents so you can manage the temperature inside. Start by reading our guide, and you’ll be overflowing with fresh veg in no time.”

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