Dehumidifiers Recalled by LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Portable Dehumidifiers
Units: About 98,000
Manufacturer: LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., of China
Hazard: The power connector for the dehumidifiers compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: LG has received 11 reports of property damage incidents involving arcing, heat, smoke, including four fires that spread to the building structure and involved significant smoke/water damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 30 pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names in the chart below. The dehumidifiers are white with a red shut-off button, controls for fan speed and humidity control and a front-loading water bucket. Goldstar or Comfort-Aire is printed on the front. The model and serial numbers are printed on the interior of the dehumidifiers and can be viewed after the water bucket is removed.
Brand Model No. Serial Number Range Sold at Goldstar GHD30Y7 611TAxx00001~08400 611TAxx08401~40600 612TAxx00001~20400 612TAxx21001~30600 Home Depot Goldstar DH305Y7 612TAxx00001~00600 701TAxx00001~16800 702TAxx00001~03000 Wal-Mart Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C 611TAxx00001~01697 612TAxx00001~04200 701TAxx00001~00578 710TAxx00001~00599 Heat Controller Inc. Sold at: The Home Depot, Walmart and Heat Controller Inc. nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $140 and $150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifier, contact LG to determine if it is included in the recall and return it to an authorized LG service center for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LG toll-free at (877) 220-0479 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday for the location of an authorized LG service center for the repair, or visit the firms Web site at www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com
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