Additional Reports of Fires and Low Consumer Response Rate Prompt Reannouncement of Goldstar and Comfort-Aire Dehumidifier Recall

The power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit

Recall date: August 10, 2010
Recall number: 10-316
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    Recalled Goldstar dehumidifier

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    Recalled Comfort-Aire dehumidifier

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Portable Dehumidifiers

Hazard:

The power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

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 website at www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 98,000 (previously recalled in December 2009)

Description

This recall involves 30-pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names in the chart below. 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.

 

BrandModel No.Serial Number RangeSold at
Goldstar GHD30Y7 611TAxx00001~08400
611TAxx08401~40600
612TAxx00001~20400
612TAxx21001~30600
Home Depot
Goldstar DH305Y7 612TAxx00001~00600
701TAxx00001~16800
702TAxx00001~03000
Walmart
Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C 611TA000001~001697
612TA000001~004200
701TA000001~000578
710TA000001~000599
Heat Controller Inc.
Incidents/Injuries

LG has received four additional reports of fires involving the recalled dehumidifiers, including one that resulted in significant damage to a home. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifier, contact LG to determine if it is included in the recall and return it to an authorized LG service center for a free repair.

Sold at

The Home Depot, Walmart and Heat Controller Inc. nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $140 and $150.

Manufacturer(s)

LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., of China

Manufactured in

China

  • Recalled Goldstar dehumidifier

  • Recalled Goldstar dehumidifier

  • Recalled Comfort-Aire dehumidifier