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Additional Reports of Fires and Low Consumer Response Rate Prompt Reannouncement of Goldstar and Comfort-Aire Dehumidifier Recall

RELEASE DATE August 10 2010
BRANDS Comfort-Aire, Goldstar
UNITS About 98,000
HAZARD The power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers and their property.
DESCRIPTION The 30 pint portable dehumidifiers are white with a red shut-off button, controls for fan speed and humidity control, and a front-loading water bucket. "Goldstar" or "Comfort-Aire" is printed on the front.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES The dehumidifiers were first recalled in December 2009 following eleven incidents, including four significant fires. Since that time, the company has received sixteen additional incident reports of arcing, smoke and fire associated with the dehumidifiers, including nine significant fires. No injuries have been reported. Fires are reported to have caused more than $1 million in property damage
SOLD AT The Home Depot.
SOLD DATES January 2007 through June 2008
REMEDY Immediately stop using them, unplug them, and contact LG Electronics for the free repair.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (877) 220-0479
Contact Site: www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
GoldstarDehumidifier GHD30Y7 611TAxx00001 through 08400
GoldstarDehumidifier DH305Y7 612TAxx00001 through 00600
GoldstarDehumidifier DH305Y7 701TAxx00001 through 16800
GoldstarDehumidifier DH305Y7 702TAxx00001 through 03000
Comfort-AireDehumidifier BHD-301-C 611TA000001 through 001697
Comfort-AireDehumidifier BHD-301-C 612TA000001 through 004200
Comfort-AireDehumidifier BHD-301-C 701TA000001 through 000578
Comfort-AireDehumidifier BHD-301-C 710TA000001 through 000599
GoldstarDehumidifier GHD30Y7 612TAxx21001 through 30600
GoldstarDehumidifier GHD30Y7 611TAxx08401 through 40600
GoldstarDehumidifier GHD30Y7 612TAxx00001 through 20400
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