In a news release Wednesday, LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., re-announced a recall of certain Goldstar and Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers due to an electrical issue that poses fire and burn hazards.
In December 2009, LG recalled approximately 98,000 dehumidifiers because the compressor can short circuit, posing a burn and fire hazards to consumers and property. It is estimated that fires related to the faulty dehumidifiers have caused more than $1 million in property damage. No injuries relating to the issue have been reported.
LG is re-announcing the recall amid concerns that only two percent of 98,000 consumers who purchased the dehumidifiers have responded to the original recall, meaning that most of the affected consumers are still at risk of sustaining person injury or suffering damage to their property. Repairs to the dehumidifier are free.
The recalled units are 30-pint portable humidifiers that were sold nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $140 and $150.
Dehumidifiers affected by the recall:
BrandModel No.Serial Number RangeSold at
GoldstarGHD30Y7611TAxx00001 through 08400
611TAxx08401 through 40600
612TAxx00001 through 20400
612TAxx21001 through 30600Home Depot
GoldstarDH305Y7612TAxx00001 through 00600
701TAxx00001 through 16800
702TAxx00001 through 03000Walmart
Comfort-AireBHD-301-C611TA000001 through 001697
612TA000001 through 004200
701TA000001 through 000578
710TA000001 through 000599Various retailers, including Ace
Hardware, Do It Best and Orgill Inc.
As a Columbia personal injury lawyer , consumer safety is something that I am very aware of; I hope that no one has been injured because of the faulty humidifiers. Because of my experience as a Columbia personal injury attorney , I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I encourage anyone who has purchased one of the recalled humidifiers to arrange for repair of the unit as soon as possible.