The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Kenmore Dehumidifiers manufactured by LG Electronics (Tianjin) Appliance Co., Ltd. of Tianjin, China; sold exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and Sears.com and Kmart.com from 2003 to 2009. The 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers have a Kenmore logo on the front top of the unit. They 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 on their top front panels and some models include remote controls. They come with front-loading water buckets. The model number can be found on the right side of the interior of the unit once the bucket has been removed. The dehumidifiers were manufactured in China.
WHY: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received 107 reports of incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and three reports of smoke inhalation injuries.
HOW MANY: About 795,000.
FOR MORE: Contact the Recall Fulfillment Center 855-400-4641 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT.