Sears Recalls Kenmore Dehumidifiers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards Reissued July 2013

RELEASE DATE August 02 2002
MANUFACTURER LG Electronics
BRANDS Kenmore
UNITS About 795,000
HAZARD The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
DESCRIPTION This recall involves 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers with a Kenmore logo on the front top of the unit. They have fan and humidity controls on their top front panels and some models include remote controls.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 107 reports of incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and three reports of smoke inhalation injuries.
SOLD AT Sears and Kmart stores nationwide, Sears.com and Kmart.com.
SOLD DATES 2003 through 2009
MANUFACTURED IN China
REMEDY Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact the firm to receive a Sears gift card. In lieu of a gift card, consumers may request a check for the refund amount. All consumers with recalled units will also receive a $25 coupon that may be used at Sears Department Stores or Sears.com toward the purchase of a new Kenmore dehumidifier.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (855) 400-4641
Contact Site: www.Kenmoredehumidifierrecall.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
KenmoreDehumidifier 580.543514 Any
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