LG Electronics and Sears Recall Gas Dryers For Repair Due to Fire Hazard

RELEASE DATE August 21 2012
MANUFACTURER LG Electronics
BRANDS Kenmore, LG
UNITS About 21,000
HAZARD The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.
DESCRIPTION LG Electronics and Sears' Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers come in the following colors: LG models in white; Kenmore Elite® in red, white and ginger (gold).
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 141 consumer complaints about dryers continuing to heat after the drying cycle is complete. There were three reports of minor burns to hands or arms. Burnt or scorched clothing was reported in more than 50 incidents.
SOLD AT Retailers nationwide, especially Sears.
SOLD DATES November 2009 through August 2010
MANUFACTURED IN South Korea
REMEDY Consumers should turn off the gas supply and stop using the dryers until repaired. LG brand owners who purchased their dryer at retailers other than Sears should contact LG customer service to arrange for a free gas valve replacement. Customers who purchased Kenmore or LG brand dryers from Sears should contact Sears' customer service to schedule a free repair to replace the gas valve. Some consumers have already been notified and have received the repair service.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 223-5355
Contact Site: www.lg.com/us 
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
LGGas Dryer DLG0452W 001KW**00001 through 001KW**00090
LGGas Dryer DLG0452W 911KW**00271 through 911KW**00630
LGGas Dryer DLG1320W 001KW**00001 through 001KW**01518
LGGas Dryer DLG1320W 002KW**00001 through 002KW**00450
LGGas Dryer DLG1320W 911KW**00184 through 911KW**00561
LGGas Dryer DLG1320W 912KW**00001 through 912KW**00090
LGGas Dryer DLG2051W 001KW**00001 through 001KW**03150
LGGas Dryer DLG2051W 002KW**00001 through 002KW**01620
LGGas Dryer DLG2051W 911KW**00061 through 911KW**01860
LGGas Dryer DLG2051W 912KW**00001 through 912KW**02520
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.905129 001KW**00001~001KW**00180
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.905129 911KW**00091~911KW**00450
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.905129 912KW**00001~912KW**00450
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.905189 001KW**00001~001KW**00540
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.905189 002KW**00001~002KW**00090
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.905189 911KW**00001~911KW**00450
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.905189 912KW**00001~912KW**00270
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910229 001KW**00001~001KW**00360
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910229 002KW**00001~002KW**00042
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910229 911KW**00001~911KW**00315
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910229 912KW**00001~912KW**00540
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910289 001KW**00001~001KW**00270
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910289 002KW**00001~002KW**00090
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910289 911KW**00001~911KW**00171
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910289 912KW**00001~912KW**00539
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910299 001KW**00001~001KW**00270
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910299 911KW**00271~911KW**00402
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.910299 912KW**00001~912KW**00450
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921929 001KW**00001~001KW**00270
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921929 911KW**00181~911KW**00542
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921929 912KW**00001~912KW**00270
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921989 001KW**00001~001KW**00360
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921989 911KW**00001~911KW**00440
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921989 912KW**00001~912KW**00270
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921999 01KW**00001~001KW**00084
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921999 911KW**00091~911KW**00361
KenmoreGas Dryer 796.921999 912KW**00001~912KW**00270
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