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Kenmore® Dehumidifiers Recalled - Fire and Burn Hazards

The attorneys at the Beverly Hills law firm of Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation remind consumers that retailers, Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Kmart, in conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), announced very recently a voluntary product recall involving Kenmore Dehumidifiers. CPSC and the recalling retail firms advise consumers to cease using immediately these recalled products. Moreover, it is a violation of federal law to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

With regard to the Kenmore Dehumidifier units, there are approximately795,000 currently in distribution within the United States alone. LG Electronics - the Tianjin Appliance Co., Ltd., of Tianjin, China, is the product manufacturer.

The product defect associated with the Kenmore Dehumidifiers involves their potential to overheat, melt, smolder and catch fire, thereby posing obvious fire and burn hazards to consumers.

The recalling firms are currently aware of and in receipt of 107 such reports of incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and multiple reports of smoke inhalation injuries.

For product identification purposes, this product recall involves 35, 50 and 70 Pint Dehumidifiers with a Kenmore logo on the front top of the unit, manufactured between 2003 and 2005. The dehumidifiers are made of white plastic and are between 21 and 24 inches tall, about 15 inches wide and about 13.5 inches in depth. They have fan and humidity controls upon the tops of the front panels.

The model numbers of the corresponding units can be found on the right (interior) side when the bucket has been removed. Recalled units have the following model numbers: 35pint (year 2004) = 580.54351400; 50pint (year 2003) = 580.53509300; 70pint (year 2003) = 580.53701300; 70pint (year 2004) = 580.54701400; and 70pint (year 2005) = 580.54701500.

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