Aug. 19, 2010 - As the result of additional reports of fires caused by portable dehumidifiers, LG Electronics has issued a re-announcement of their dehumidifier recall, which was previously announced in December of 2009. According to the company, there has been a low return of the recalled units, of which there are about 98,000 in the United States.
This may be particularly pertinent for Central Florida consumers, given the humid conditions in the region which would necessitate the need for a dehumidifier.
The reported hazard is related to the power connector, which can short circuit and pose fire and burn hazards to consumers. Of the 4 new incidents that have been reported, 1 home was significantly damaged.
The recalled dehumidifiers include the following models and brands:
- Goldstar model # GHD30Y7, which was sold at Home Depot;
- Goldstar model # DH305Y7, which was sold at Walmart; and
- Comfort-Aire model # BHD-301-C, which was sold at Heat Controller Inc.
If you own one of these defective products, you should stop using it and contact LG Electronics. The defective products can be returned to an authorized LG service center for repair.
Contacting a Florida Product Liability Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product in Florida, it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced Florida product liability attorney who can help you to fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled. Call now to schedule a FREE evaluation of your case 1-863-683-1111.