Elizabethtown Fire Department warns residents of recalls

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Fire Department is advising Bladen County residents about two recalled products that could pose fire or burn hazards.

Vornado issued a recall Wednesday of approximately 350,000 electric space heaters after receiving 15 reports of heaters catching on fire. The units are sold for about $30 at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Home Depot, Medards, Target, and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon and Target from August 2009 until March 2018.

The recall affects black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white, and red units with “Vornado” with a “V” behind it on the front of the unit. The model “VH101” is on a silver rating label on the bottom of the unit. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a replacement unit, including free shipping.

Spirit Halloween has issued a recall of approximately 20,000 Nickelodeon PAW PATROL Deluxe Marshall Hat units sold with an accessory flashlight. The firm has receive three reports of the flashlight overheating. The units were sold at Spirit Halloween stores nationwide from September 2015 through November 2017 for approximately $13.

The Marshall hats are red with a yellow ribbon, black and white spotted dog ears, and a black flashlight attached to the side of the hat. Only flashlights with SKU 01292093 and date codes 1703RY01, 1603RY01, and 1503RY01 are involved in this recall.The SKU number and date codes are on the sewn in label under the ear on the hat.

Consumers should immediately take the flashlight that was sold with the hat away from children, stop using it, remove the batteries and dispose of the flashlight, and contact Spirit Halloween for a full refund. Customers will be asked to provide a photo of the tag located under the ear in the hat.