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Name of product:
Rechargeable handheld fans
The fan’s lithium ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.
July 21, 2021
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable handheld fans and contact Rite Aid for a full refund.
Rite Aid has received two consumer reports of the rechargeable handheld fans overheating and emitting smoke. No injuries have been reported.
Rite Aid stores nationwide from April 2021 through June 2021 for about $10.
Rite Aid, of Camp Hill, Pa.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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