CPSC, LG Electronics Inc. Announce Recall of Goldstar, General Electric, and Sears Kenmore Dehumidifiers

RELEASE DATE April 19 2001
MANUFACTURER LG Electronics
BRANDS General Electric, Goldstar, Kenmore
UNITS About 100,000
HAZARD These dehumidifiers have an internal electrical connection that can overheat, presenting a potential fire hazard to consumers.
DESCRIPTION The recalled dehumidifiers are white, with a red auto shut off button, and regulators for fan speed and humidity control.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been seven reports of dehumidifiers overheating, including four reports of fire within the units, with smoke damage to surrounding objects. No injuries have been reported. 
SOLD AT Mass merchandise and department stores nationwide.
SOLD DATES January 1999 through December 1999
REMEDY Consumers should stop using the dehumidifiers immediately and call LG Electronics.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 651-1602
Contact Site: www.easyrecalldehumidifier.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
GoldstarDehumidifier DH5010 Any
General ElectricDehumidifier AHG50LAG1 Any
KenmoreDehumidifier 580.5960089 Any
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