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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Space Heater Safety Recall

The New York State Fire Marshal’s Office has sent Buffalo State information regarding the recall of a specific portable electric space heater unit, the Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex, following reports of malfunctions that have led to numerous fires and at least one death.

The Vornado company has voluntarily chosen to conduct this recall and is offering full refunds or free replacement units to those who have purchased one of these space heaters. Information about the official recall and refund process is available on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

The Fire Marshal’s Office likely will no longer allow this model to be used on campuses. Faculty and staff members who have one of these units are urged to comply with the recall notice and receive new units or refunds to be applied toward a different model.

Please contact David Pawlak, fire safety coordinator in the Environmental Health and Safety Office, 878-5447, with questions.

Submitted by: David A Pawlak
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