WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Goldstar and Comfort-Aire portable dehumidifiers due to a fire hazard.
The commission said the recall involves 98,000 dehumidifiers exported from China by LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co. of China.
The dehumidifiers have power connectors that can short circuit, posing a fire risk, the commission said.
The company has received four reports of fires involving dehumidifiers, including Goldstar model No. GHD30Y7, which were sold at Home Depot outlets, model No. DH305Y7, sold at Walmart stores, and Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C dehumidifiers, sold at Heat Controller Inc.
They were sold from January 2007 through June 2008 for about $145.
Consumers were advised to stop using the dehumidifiers and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an LG service center.
Consumers can call 877-220-0479 for information.