The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
advise the public that Sears has recently announced - yet again - its
Recall of Kenmore Dehumidifiers in response to increased reports from
the field of fire-related damage. The United States Consumer Product Safety
Commission ("CPSC") additionally advises that consumers should
stop using these various dehumidifiers unless otherwise instructed and
bear in mind that it is illegal to resell or otherwise attempt to resell
a consumer product that has been recalled.
product defect associated with these Kenmore dehumidifiers involves a potential to overheat,
smoke and catch on fire, thereby posing a substantial risk of fire hazards
and burn hazards to the public.
There are currently a significant amount of these units still estimated
to be in distribution (approximately 795,000 such units previously recalled
in August of 2012). The subject
product recall involves Kenmore brand 35, 50 and 70 pint dehumidifiers which were made
by LG and manufactured from 2003-2005.
These various dehumidifier units consist of white plastic and range between
twenty-one and twenty-four inches tall, and are approximately fifteen
inches wide. The dehumidifiers are comprised of a fan, humidity controllers
and Kenmore logos on the top panel, with front-loading water buckets.
Many of these units are equipped with remote control capabilities.
The model numbers (product identifiers) are located on the interiors of
these units once the buckets have been removed, and the model numbers
are listed below for your convenience in identification:
- 35 pint - 580.54351400
- 50 pint - 580.53509300
- 70 pint - 580.53701300
- 70 pint - 580.54701400
- 70 pint - 580.54701500
Sears has received 7 more incident reports from the field since the first
recall of fires associated with the above-referenced dehumidifier units,
including but not limited to one incident with a severe burns to person
and 3 other fires resulting in extensive property loss and damage.
Consumers should immediately deactivate and remove the plug on these dehumidifiers
which were sold exclusively at Kmart and Sears stores nationally and also
at the websites Kmart.com and Sears.com from approximately the years 2003
to 2009. These dehumidifiers retailed between $140 and $220, depending
upon the specifications of the unit and were manufactured by LG Electronics
(Tianjin) Appliance Co., Ltd., of Tianjin, China, and imported by LG Electronics,
USA, Inc., and Sears.
product liability lawyers at
SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have specialized in litigating fire damage and burn injury cases for over
a decade in California.
Attorney David Shoop is a member of the National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA"),
the authority on fire, electrical and building safety, which routinely
publishes a guide for fire and explosion investigations known as NFPA 921.
Attorney David Shoop has prepared numerous presentations and lectures on
NFPA 921 standards application and fire cause and origin analysis and
the lawyers at the firm have years of experience litigating fire-related
cases. For serious burn injury and property damage claims, care should
be taken to select an attorney that has extensive fire litigation, investigation
and evidentiary experience to maximize your recovery.
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