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.
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|
|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.