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Kenmore Dehumidifier recall announced over fires, burns

Sears is recalling several models of its Kenmore Dehumidifier over concern that it might reheat and cause fires and burns.
Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Sept. 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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Retail giant Sears has announced a recall for Kenmore brand 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers made by LG and manufactured between 2003 and 2005.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the affected models "can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. To determine whether your dehumidifier is being recalled, please follow the instructions, below."

The recall was prompted by several incident reports of shorting and fires associated with the dehumidifiers. One incident in particular reportedly resulted in damages of $300.000, the U.S. CPSC reported.

The model numbers for the recalled units are:

35-pint (2004) - 580.54351400

50-pint (2003) - 580.53509300

70-pint (2003) - 580.53701300

70-pint (2004) - 580.54701400

70-pint (2005) - 580.54701500


In addition, Sears Kenmore has set up a webpage where consumers can check if their dehumidifier is being recalled.

Consumers with recalled dehumidifiers are asked to immediately stop using and unplug the devices.

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