April 19, 2001LG Electronics Inc. Recalls
Certain Goldstar, General Electric, and Sears Kenmore Dehumidifiers
South Korea (SafetyAlerts) - LG
Electronics Inc. said today it is recalling about 100,000 Goldstar, General Electric, and
Sears Kenmore portable dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers have an internal electrical
connection that can overheat, presenting a potential fire hazard to consumers, according
to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
LG Electronics has received seven reports of dehumidifiers overheating, including four
reports of fire within the units, with smoke damage to surrounding objects. No injuries
have been reported.
The recalled dehumidifiers are white, with a red auto shut off button, and regulators for
fan speed and humidity control. The dehumidifiers were manufactured between November 1998
and May 1999, and have the following brand names and model numbers: Goldstar DH2510,
DH4010 and DH5010; General Electric AHG25LAG1, AHG40LAG1 and AHG50LAG1; and Sears Kenmore
580.59600 (60-pint model only). The brand name is located to the left of the control unit.
The model number is located behind the condensate bucket, on a sticker on the left hand
Mass merchandise and department stores nationwide sold the dehumidifiers from January 1999
through December 1999 for between $100 and $200.
Consumers should stop using the dehumidifiers immediately and call LG Electronics
toll-free (800) 651-1602 anytime for a free repair. Consumers also can log on the
company's website at www.easyrecalldehumidifier.com.
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