Archive for the ‘Appliance Recalls’ Category

LG Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire and burn hazards

December 31, 2009

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

611TAxx08401~40600

612TAxx00001~20400

612TAxx21001~30600

Home Depot
Goldstar DH305Y7 612TAxx00001~00600

701TAxx00001~16800

702TAxx00001~03000

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

612TAxx00001~04200

701TAxx00001~00578

710TAxx00001~00599

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.

Samsung™ Over-the-Range Microwaves Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

November 6, 2009

Today Samsung has announced a voluntary recall of their 1000 watt over-the-range microwave ovens due to the danger of shock hazard.

No injuries or incidents have been reported in relation to the recalled microwaves which were sold throughout the U.S. from January 2009 through July 2009 and retailed between $180 and $200.

Serial and Model Number Lable Location for recalled Samsung Over-The-Range Microwave Ovens

Serial and Model Number Lable Location for recalled Samsung Over-The-Range Microwave Ovens

Consumers should stop using the recalled microwave ovens immediately and contact Samsung for a free repair.

The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:

Samsung™ Over-the-Range Microwaves Recalled (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx – VF831xxxxx) and Models Beginning with
Affected production lots Affected Serial Number Range
From serial number To serial number
All SMH9151x produced from January through May 2009: xxxxxxxS1xxxxxx xxxxxxxS5xxxxxx
Some products produced in June were also affected: From serial number To serial number
SMH9151B xxxxxxOS600001

 

xxxxxxTS600001

xxxxxxOS600100

 

xxxxxxTS601100

SMH9151S xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS601386
SMH9151ST xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330
SMH9151STE xxxxxxTS600001 xxxxxxTS600330
SMH9151W xxxxxxOS600001

 

xxxxxxTS600001

xxxxxxOS600200

 

xxxxxxTS602055

For additional information, contact Samsung toll-free at (888) 402-6974 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET seven days a week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.samsung.com/otrrecall

According to a recall notice posted on the Samsung website, the recall was issued due to the “possibility that an installation bolt can contact the terminal on the capacitor of the ventilation motor on some installations. In some circumstances if the power cord is connected to an ungrounded outlet, there could be a remote risk of shock.”

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