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Pelonis OH-0250 oil filled electric radiator
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Portable Electric Heaters (348)
Pelonis Appliances, Inc.    
Pelonis
OH-0250
NA
 
0911 
Wal-Mart
Unspecified
12/27/2013 This date is an estimate
I had recently purchased a Pelonis OH-250 electric oil-filled radiator heater to heat a sun room area in our house. Two days ago we heard a loud bang, I ran out to see that had happened and found that the heater had basically blown up. One of the chambers is greatly expanded and ruptured. The paint is burned off in this area. Smoke filled my entire house.

I've been in contact with the company, they seem willing to replace the unit and want quotes for the damage. They also want me to ship the unit back to them. They will pay for shipping but i'm somehow supposed to wrap this thing up so that it will not leak and send it to them. I am not comfortable doing so.

I have pictures available.

This is an extremely dangerous product.
2/5/2014
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
Contacted manufacturer, see previous comments for more details
Yes
N/A

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