LG and CPSC Recall Humidifiers After Another Home Fire

LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are re-announcing the recall of the Goldstar and Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers after the product caused another significant home fire. The first recall was in December of 2009 following eleven incidents with the product.

Recent Fire

The re-announcement of the recall was prompted after the results of the cause of a fire in a Valparaiso, Indiana home were released. A Fire Marshal reported that there was a short-circuit within the compressor of the dehumidifier which sparked the fire.  Luckily the family got out of the house safely, however the fire caused $192,000 worth of property damage.

According to the CPSC, fires caused by these dehumidifiers have resulted in over $1 million dollars in property damages.

The company is recalling approximately 98,000 of these dehumidifiers. The power connector for the dehumidifier ‘s compressor can short circuit and cause a fire or pose a burn hazard.

LG Electronics and the CPSC are urging consumers to contact them for a free repair of the dehumidifier because of the serious risk the defect poses to the consumer and their property.

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