LG Unit Again Recalls Dehumidifer Tied To Fires

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT) -- LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co. on Wednesday recalled 98,000 Goldstar and Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers once again after receiving reports the product had ignited nine significant fires since the first recall in December 2009.

A power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing a serious fire and burn hazard, according to the recall announcement. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the dehumidifiers, unplug them and contact LG Electronics for a repair, it said.

The humidifiers have sparked at least 13 fires and caused more than...
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