delonghi heaters

Information about the problems and breakdowns of DeLonghi electric, gas and oil heaters that were reported from 1991 to 2022.

Common problems: burning, electrical, explosion, fire, leaking, melting, overheating, smoke, sparks, turning on/off.

Faulty modules: control board, display, heating element, thermostat, timer.


2 safety recalls announced

Delonghi Voluntarily To Replace Control Panels On Oil-Filled Electric Heaters

  • Date: 8/15/1991

Delonghi is providing free replacement control panels for oil-filled radiator-type electric heaters manufactured by DeLonghi S.p.A. from 1980 through 1988. DeLonghi is taking this action to correct what the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) considers to be potential fire hazards in some of the electric controls.

Heaters and Humidifiers Recalled by Honeywell

  • Date: 4/8/1998

The heaters and humidifiers can overheat, presenting a fire hazard. Honeywell has received 56 reports of heaters overheating or catching fire, causing one minor injury, and six reports of humidifiers overheating or catching fire. Some of the fires relating to these heaters and humidifiers caused extensive damage. Only Duracraft model CZ-303, CZ-304, CZ-308, CZ-318, CZ-319 Heat Express and DeLonghi model CER-1 portable electric ceramic heaters are involved in this recall.

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39 issues reported

DeLonghi TRD0715T

  • Date: 3/17/2011

Consumer reports that a short circuit caused a fire inside a heater. Consumer states that the fire could be seen throught the vent of the heater. The heater had been on for about 30 minutes.

DeLonghi MG15T

  • Date: 4/5/2011

Consumer reports that the portable electric heater was in use for about 3 hours at a setting of 5 (6 being highest) when the cord and plug became burning hot and the plug end was melting. The room smelled like burning plastic.

DeLonghi SafeHeat DFH132

  • Date: 7/25/2011

Consumer is concern with the portable electrical heater. Consumer use this heater at work in office & during inspection the heater was tipped over & it did not automatically shut off. Therefore, it failed the safety test & has to be removed.

DeLonghi Dragon TRD0715TL

  • Date: 9/15/2011

an oil filled electric space heater started sparking and consumer saw a red glow in the front of the heater. consumer turned it off & unplugged it. It smelled like an electrical fire after that.

DeLonghi DFH470M

  • Date: 10/20/2011

Consumer reports that she plugged the portable electric air heater in and it started to smell strange so she unplugged it. She says she took it apart and could see the oscillation had worn down and rubbed off which is dangerous and poses a fire hazard.

DeLonghi 2507L

  • Date: 11/24/2011

77 YOF awoke & wnet to kitchen & smelled burnt electrical-like smell. Oil filled electric space heater was plugged into 110V outlet. It wasn't prouding heat. Wal was scorched above heater's plug & obnbe of prungs had melted. Circuit breaker tripped. Outlet was replaced.

DeLonghi TCH6590ER

  • Date: 12/21/2011

55 YOF reports that she and her daughter noticed an unusual smell and saw that the portable electric heater was producing smoke. The smoke came from the bottom rear left and the unit continued operating. Consumer unplugged the heater and left the room.

DeLonghi SafeHeat HHP1500

  • Date: 12/30/2011

consumer turned portable electric heater on & was alarmed to see it SHOOT SPARKS like a tiny firework display from main large flat panel. consumer stated that after many continuous on-off-on-off cycles of heating, the insulation in micathermic element is breaking down.

DeLonghi EW6507L

  • Date: 1/4/2012

Consumer reports that the portable electric oil-filled heater was in use in the sunroom when it exploded without warning, spaying hot oil over at least half of the room. 67 YOM who was in the room was not hurt and unplugged the unit. Oil got onto windows, trimwork, and floor.

DeLonghi 816F

  • Date: 2/9/2012

Fire Dept responded to a signal from a fire alarm inside a synagogue. They went in the bathroom and saw that the oil heater was on fire. They unplugged it from the wall. There was minor damage to the floor.

DeLonghi H650715L

  • Date: 3/19/2012

Consumer reports that the oil-filled electric heater began leaking hot oil while the heater was on. He says his 17-YO daughter saw the leak on the hardwood floor and did not step in the oil. He says the oil was hot enought to cause ripples in the varnish/finish on the floors.

DeLonghi H6500715

  • Date: 5/7/2012

Consumer heard loud sound then smelled "hot plumbing". She found that oil heater, which was turned on, had ruptured, covering kitchen floor with oil. No evidence of high heat or fire on heater. Thermostat was on highest setting. Heater was warm to touch.

DeLonghi TRD0715T

  • Date: 9/22/2012

50 YOM reported that this heater has been seldom used. It caught fire & cause smoke damage to house. Burning heater was pulled out of house before fire was extinguished. Consumer stated that fire department recorded information of this heater because of significance of damage


  • Date: 12/1/2012

Consumers recently noticed some sparks occuring from plate on electric space heater located in their daughter's bedroom. They reportedly spark & then spread over small area of the plate, but anytime the space heater is heating up, sparks happen with some frequency.

DeLonghi SafeHeat HHP1500

  • Date: 12/31/2012

A 55 YOM reports electric room heater which had not been used since last winter and placed in kitchen, soon after turning on, emitted sparks from random locations on the heater's flat panel & landed on the ceramic tile. Same thing happened on the next 3 uses. Fire hazard.

DeLonghi H650715L

  • Date: 6/13/2013

35 yom was going downstairs to basement. He slipped on wood floor & fell on his right side. He stated that he saw that oil had leaked from oil-filled electric heater onto the floor. He stated that his elbow & hip on his right side is sore. No medical attention was required.

DeLonghi TCH6690ER

  • Date: 1/30/2014

The consumer stated that he turned on his portable electric heater. Within 60-90 seconds it was smoking and had flames out the top. The heater was about 18 months old and used very lightly.

DeLonghi SafeHeat HHP1500

  • Date: 4/28/2014

Recently consumer turned radiator on, & after about 30 seconds it popped twice & two large sparks came from bottom of panel. Consumer shut it off & unplugged it. It was turned back on hour later & then there was series of sparks & pops along bottom of panel.

DeLonghi SafeHeat TRD0715T

  • Date: 1/4/2015

I had this electric oil filled space heater set on the highest setting when I noticed plastic burning smell & the timer on the unit was making a humming noise. Later, I heard a loud "pop", saw a spark fly out of the front of the unit & smoke came out of the front top of unit.

DeLonghi SafeHeat TR0715L

  • Date: 2/22/2015

Consumer reported that the oil-filled heater was plugged in the kitchen and set on low. When consumer & 50 YOM turned heater to high the plug melted down and destroyed the outlet.

DeLonghi SafeHeat EW6507L

  • Date: 3/3/2015

The consumer stated that the heater keeps making a popping noise and it periodically sparks. She stated that it's very noticeable in the dark as the sparks flash brightly. She stated that it's been happening on a daily basis for the last 2 months and is becoming more frequent

DeLonghi SafeHeat

  • Date: 12/28/2015

64 YOF consumer reports that a residue/liquid leaked from a room heater. The heater is oil-filled. Consumer slipped on the liquid.

DeLonghi 715

  • Date: 1/19/2017

The submitter reported that a fire at a residence originated in either a plug and/or in a oil filled heater. The occupant advised that he had another unit by the same manufacturer that malfunctioned approx 1 year earlier. The occupant received burns to his face in the fire.

DeLonghi H650715L

  • Date: 3/16/2017

After electric space heater was turned on, it started to smoke & exploded, spewing contents of liquid oil throughout office space. There were 2 small holes found in center vane at location of spot welt. Fire department responded to call. No fire ensued.

DeLonghi SafeHeat EW7707CM

  • Date: 3/23/2017

Oil-filled portable electric heater overheated & exploded, spraying hot oil all over room & on clothing of 86 YOF, who was operating heater. She was not injured. She explained that thermostat control and thermal cut off did not operate, causing unit to overheat.

DeLonghi TRH0715L

  • Date: 11/21/2017

Oil-filled heater was plugged into wall outlet & placed on # 5 setting. It was in this position for week or more when fire alarms went off. Consumers discovered outlet burning with fire beginning to drip onto carpet via melted plastic. Fire was stopped with fire extinguisher

DeLonghi TRD0715TL

  • Date: 11/28/2017

The consumer stated that they noticed a smell coming from the portable oil-filled radiator heater and found that the power cord was overheated and melted in the area of the 3-prong connection to a surge protector.

DeLonghi HFX66V15C

  • Date: 12/28/2017

New electric space heater was plugged in and turned on. Within 5 minutes there was sparking from the heating element and a burned hole in front of the heater face. The heater was unplugged.

DeLonghi SafeHeat DFH 460M

  • Date: 2/4/2018

The consumer stated they smelled something burning and found that the wiring at the bottom of the portable electric heater had burned and it burned a hole in the carpet underneath the heater.

DeLonghi Rapido DR18TG

  • Date: 3/30/2018

The consumer stated that while the oil-filled electric radiator heater was on, the control panel started to burn, melting the plastic. The consumer happened to be in the room at the time and unplugged it.

DeLonghi TRH0715

  • Date: 6/25/2018

76 YOM reported that oil filled radiator heater plug burst into sparks & flames, though unit was turned off at time. He put out fire with hand-held extinguisher. Electrician checked outlet & wiring & he said that fire was caused by heater's un-grounded plug.

DeLonghi HVY1030

  • Date: 1/31/2019

Compact fan heater contains thermostat to set temperature & it becomes faulty after few months of normal use. Consumer stated that it creates safety hazard when unit wouldn’t turn off, creating dangerous temperatures. 28 MOM was involved in incident.

DeLonghi TRH0715

  • Date: 2/14/2020

67 YOF reports that the space heater is dangerous and a fire hazard b. The plug melted and left goo on the prongs. It also singled the plastic on the wall outlet. She feels that the heater has the potential to be very dangerous

DeLonghi SafeHeat EW7707CM

  • Date: 4/19/2020

60 YOM was in bed & was awaken by a noise & saw that the outlet where (portable electric space heater) was plugged was sparking & flaming. He pulled the plug & put out the small fire that had started on the carpet where a melted piece of the end of the plug had fallen.

DeLonghi EW7707CM6A

  • Date: 10/30/2020

Oil-filled electric heater was on "low-low" when it started making hissing noise, emitting fuel-like odor & hot oil landed on both arms & hands of 64 YOF. She got 1st aid for burning sensation. She unplugged heater, but it kept spewing oil on walls, ceiling, dresser & carpet.

DeLonghi TRD0715T

  • Date: 12/14/2020

46 YO Consumer reports that oil-filled heater's plug shorted (in the outlet) and caught fire at their home. No Injuries Reported. (Portable Oil-filled Electric Space Heater)

DeLonghi EW7707CB

  • Date: 2/8/2021

Oil-filled heater caught fire because cord frayed or melted enough to caused hot & neutral wires to short. Cord doesn't have reinforced protector where it attaches to unit, & it enters through bottom of unit, concealing any cord damage. 22 MOF & 3 YOF were there.

DeLonghi 2507

  • Date: 3/26/2021

37 YOM consumer reports that their space heater tripped and they later noticed that some shirts in the closet were on fire. The fire marshall indicates that the fire started from the space heater and the outlet it was plugged into.

DeLonghi TR0715L

  • Date: 1/27/2022

The Submitter reported that a teenage boy [12-YO] was sleeping in his bed with a portable electric space heater almost directly next to the bed. While sleeping, some of the blankets and the child's pillow covered the top of the heater and caught fire. No injury reported.

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