Summer is heating up, leaving many people eager to cool off by any means necessary. Unfortunately, if you’re relying on one particular type of fan to beat the heat, you could be putting yourself in harm’s way. Experts are now saying that anyone in possession of this particular device should stop using it immediately. Read on to find out if your fan is affected, and what you should do to keep yourself safe.
The affected fans were sold exclusively at stateside Rite Aid stores between April 2021 and June 2021 and for about $10. The fans, which weigh approximately 8.8 oz., were sold in blue, pink, and can be identified by item number 9050103 printed on their box and on a sticker affixed to the fan.
While no injuries had been reported as of the recall date, Rite Aid had received two reports of fans emitting smoke.
If you have the recalled fans in your possession, Rite Aid cautions against using them. Instead, contact Rite Aid at 800-748-3243 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET or on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, or visit the product recall page for more information.