CPSC, LG Electronics and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Announce Recall to Repair Refrigerators

RELEASE DATE June 29 2005
MANUFACTURER LG Electronics
BRANDS Kenmore, LG
UNITS About 20,000
HAZARD A faulty component in the condenser fan motor can short circuit. This could cause the condenser fan motor to overheat, posing a potential fire hazard to consumers.
DESCRIPTION Three-door bottom freezer refrigerator without water dispenser\nTrio bottom freezer refrigerator with external filtered water dispenser in two sizes: 21Cu. Ft., 25 Cu. Ft.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 82 reports of incidents involving a condenser fan motor failure due to a failed capacitor arcing and smoking. There has been smoke damage in a few incidents. There have been no injuries.
SOLD AT Sears stores nationwide sold the Kenmore brand exclusively and other major retailers nationwide sold the LG brand refrigerators
SOLD DATES May 2004 through May 2005
MANUFACTURED IN South Korea
REMEDY Consumers should contact Sears to arrange for a free in-home repair.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 659-7026
Contact Site: www.sears.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
KenmoreThree-Door Refrigerators 795.7519240, 795.7519340, 795.7519440, 795.7519640, 795.7519940 405KRxxxxx through 410KRxxxxx
LGThree-Door Refrigerators LRFC21755TT, LRFC21755SB, LRFC21755ST, LRFC25750WW, LRFC25750SW, LRFC25750SB, LRFC25750TT, LRFC25750ST 405KRxxxxxxx through 410KRxxxxxxx
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