Rite Aid Recalls Handheld Fans After Reports of 'Overheating and Emitting Smoke'

by Lauren Leazenby
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Rite Aid has recalled about 9,780 rechargeable handheld fans because the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire risk. In a July 21 recall notice, the Consumer Product Safety Commission warned consumers to stop using these fans immediately.

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Rite Aid has received two consumer reports of the fans overheating and smoking while charging. No injuries have been reported.

According to the Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer, the recalled fans were manufactured in China and sold in Rite Aid stores between April 2021 and June 2021 for about $10. The affected models came in blue, pink and purple colors. Item number 9050103 is printed on a sticker on the backside of the fan and on the original packaging.

If you purchased a recalled fan, do not use it. Instead, contact Rite Aid for a full refund. Call the retailer at 800-748-3243 to request a refund, or visit the product recalls page for additional information. For more consumer product safety information, go to cpsc.gov.

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