Rite Aid recalls rechargeable handheld fans due to fire hazard

Product Recalls

Rite Aid rechargeable handheld fans (CPSC images)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the following:

Name of product:
Rechargeable handheld fans

Hazard:
The fan’s lithium ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund

Recall date:
July 21, 2021

Units:
About 9,780

Consumer Contact:
Rite Aid at 800-748-3243 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, or online at www.riteaid.com and click on “Customer Care” at the bottom of the page and then “Product Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details
Description:
This recall involves portable rechargeable handheld fans sold in blue, pink and purple colors. The fans have a one touch button with three speeds and weigh about 8.8 oz. The item number 9050103 can be found on the product box and on a sticker on the backside of the fan itself.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable handheld fans and contact Rite Aid for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:
Rite Aid has received two consumer reports of the rechargeable handheld fans overheating and emitting smoke. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Rite Aid stores nationwide from April 2021 through June 2021 for about $10.

Importer(s):
Rite Aid, of Camp Hill, Pa.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
21-169

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