LG Electronics is re-announcing a December 2009 recall of their dehumidifiers which have caused over a million dollars in damage, according to news sources.
No injuries have been reported, but the initial announcement of the recall came after 11 incidents, four of which were serious fires. Since then, 16 more incidents have been reported, nine of which were serious fires.
The humidifiers, sold under brands Goldstar and Comfort-Aire, have the ability to short circuit, which leads to the potential of fires and burns. About 98,000 of the 30-pint dehumidifiers were sold between January 2007 and June 2008 at The Home Depot, Walmart, Ace Hardware, Do It Best, Orgill Inc., and other retailers in the U.S. The product retailed for between $140 and $150.
To date, only two percent of consumers have returned their unit for a repair.
If you own one of these products, stop using it immediately and unplug it. You can contact LG Electronics for a repair, free of charge.
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