LG Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire and burn hazards

Consumers should immediately shop using the following recalled Goldstar and Comfort-Aire 30-pint portable dehumidifiers due to a fire and burn risk involving a malfunction in the unit’s compressor.

The recall involves 30 pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names Goldstar and Comfort-Aire.

The recall involves 30 pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names Goldstar and Comfort-Aire.

Manufactured by LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., of China, the company has received 11 reports of property damage incidents allegedly  involving the dehumidifiers including  arcing, heat, smoke, including four fires that spread to the building structure and involved significant smoke/water damage. No injuries have been reported.

The dehumidifiers are white with a red shut-off button, controls for fan speed and humidity control and a front-loading water bucket. “Goldstar” or “Comfort-Aire” is printed on the front. The model and serial numbers are printed on the interior of the dehumidifiers and can be viewed after the water bucket is removed.

Check the chart below to see if your dehumidifier is being recalled:

Brand Model No. Serial Number Range Sold at
Goldstar GHD30Y7 611TAxx00001~08400




Home Depot
Goldstar DH305Y7 612TAxx00001~00600



Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C 611TAxx00001~01697




Heat Controller Inc.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifier, and contact LG to determine if it is included in the recall and return it to an authorized LG service center for a free repair.

For additional information, contact LG toll-free at (877) 220-0479 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday for the location of an authorized LG service center for the repair, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com

The dehumidifiers were sold across Canada and the U.S. from January 2007 through June 2008  at Home Depot, Walmart, and Heat Controller Inc. for between $140 and $150.


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8 Responses to “LG Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire and burn hazards”

  1. donald r thompson Says:

    is mine one serial no. 612tacx24307

  2. apwagner Says:

    I would need the model number as well to know for sure.

    or you can enter both numbers at the recall website:www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com

  3. donald r thompson Says:


    • apwagner Says:

      Hi Donald,

      I checked for your dehumidifier according to the information you gave me:
      serial number:612tacx24307
      model number: GHD3OY7

      And your Dehumidifier Is Not Being Recalled.

      if you want to double check my work you can enter the information you left me into the LG recall finder on this site:

      Or you can contact the LG recall hotline at 1-877-220-0479

  4. donald r thompson Says:


  5. Air Dehumidifiers Says:

    Whoa, wonderful story. I just now stumbled on your site and am already a fan. 😛

  6. JF Says:

    I’d stop using these models immediately. Our house caught fire and was destroyed a few weeks ago, and the prime suspect is a Goldstar 30-pint dehumidifier.

  7. john Says:

    how do I find out if mine has a recall its a goldstar ghd30 sn 605tabn02789

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