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LG Electronics Recalls Gas Dryers Due to Fire Hazard

The product defect attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation advise that the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), in conjunction with Sears and LG Electronics, Inc., of South Korea, have announced recently a product recall of the following consumer product:

LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite® Gas Dryers

Of course, consumers should cease immediately the use of recalled products and note that it is a violation of federal law to resell or otherwise attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

These Kenmore Elite® Gas Dryers of which there are approximately 21,000 units in distribution, have been recalled due to associated overheating and fire damage/injury potential. The product defect associated with these various units involves the gas valve within the dryers which can fail to deactivate properly and, in turn, continue to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle has finished. These increased temperatures within the unit and upon its exterior surfaces can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage contents within the dryer, thereby posing an unacceptable risk of personal injury in the form of burns and smoke inhalation.

Sears and LG Electronics have already received 141 such consumer-related complaints about these units continuing to heat after the applicable cycle has completed. Additionally, there were multiple reports of burn injuries.

These LG Electronics and Sears' Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers come in the following colors: white; Kenmore Elite® in red, white and ginger (gold). Model and serial numbers can be found on a label fixed to the front of the dryer above the opened door, which can be viewed only when the dryer door is open.

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