Kenmore Dehumidifiers Sold at Sears, Kmart Recalled Due to Fire, Burn Risks
About 795,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers sold at Sears and Kmart retailers as well as their online stores sears.com and kmart.com have been recalled due to a fire and burn injury hazard to consumers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
These defective products can overheat, generating smoke and causing the dehumidifiers to melt and catch fire. The CPSC recall notice indicates that at least 107 reports of incidents—including smoke inhalation injuries and more than $7 million in property damage—have been received.
If you or a family member was harmed by one of the faulty Kenmore dehumidifiers listed below, a product liability attorney may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for resulting medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The dehumidifiers listed in the recall were manufactured by LG Electronics and sold under the Kenmore name at Sears and Kmart between 2003 and 2009. The model numbers of the affected Kenmore dehumidifiers and their water capacity size are:
- 580.54351400 (35-pint)
- 580.53509300 (50-pint)
- 580.53701300 (70-pint)
- 580.54701400 (70-pint)
- 580.54701500 (70-pint)
The dehumidifiers feature white plastic bodies standing between 21 and 24 inches tall. The model numbers are located on the right-hand interior of the units and are visible when the water reservoirs are removed.
If you have one of these dehumidifiers, you should turn it off and unplug it immediately.
If you or a loved one suffered injury due to a defective consumer product, please contact PersonalInjury.com for a free case evaluation and to locate a qualified product liability lawyer near you.