Haier America Recalls Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

RELEASE DATE November 02 2010
MANUFACTURER Haier America Trading
BRANDS Black & Decker, Haier
UNITS About 67,500
HAZARD A capacitor in the freezer's circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
DESCRIPTION This recall involves the Black & Decker® Model BFE53 and Haier® Model ESNCM053E 5.3 cubic foot capacity white chest freezers. "Black & Decker" is printed at the front upper-right corner or "Haier" is printed on the front upper-left corner of the freezer.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 18 incidents, including four reports of fires with minor property damage, consisting of smoke damage, damage to a wall, and food spoilage. There have been no reports of injuries.
SOLD AT Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and other retailers
SOLD DATES May 2010 through October 2010
MANUFACTURED IN China
REMEDY Consumers should immediately unplug their freezer and contact the company to schedule an appointment for a free repair to the freezer.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (877) 878-7579
Contact Site: www.chestfreezerrecall.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
Black & DeckerChest Freezer BFE53 Begins with 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007
HaierChest Freezer ESNCM053E  Begins with 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007
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