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Rite Aid recalls rechargeable handheld fans due to fire hazard

Rite Aid is recalling about 9,780 rechargeable handheld fans due to a fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the fan’s lithium ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.

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.

The fans were sold at Rite Aid stores nationwide from April 2021 through June 2021 for about $10.

Consumers can contact Rite Aid at 1-800-748-3243 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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