Sears reannounces the nationwide recall of almost 800,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers. Originally recalled on August 2, 2012, the dehumidifiers caused $7 million dollars in property damage and Sears and Kmart received over 107 incident reports. The dehumidifiers can overheat, which can cause them to melt, smoke, and catch on fire.
The recent recall announcement comes after seven more incident reports of fires and over $300,000 of property damage. One incident report recorded a severe burn to a customer’s foot and three additional fires.
The LG Kenmore dehumidifiers were manufactured from 2003 through 2005 and were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from 2003 through 2009. They are made in white plastic and have a fan, controls for the humidity, and the Kenmore logo on the front panel. Consumers can locate the model number on the interior right side of the dehumidifier after the front-loading water bucket is removed. The model numbers 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|
Consumers are warned to immediately unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Sears to receive a gift card that can also be used at Kmart locations. The refunded amount will depend on the year and capacity of the dehumidifier. Additionally, consumers with a recalled dehumidifier will receive a $25 coupon.
If you have suffered from serious injuries caused by a recalled product, defective product lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. personal injury law firm may be able to help. Call 1-888-BURNETTI or visit us at https://www.burnetti.com.