Published August 02, 2012
| Associated Press
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.
PATIO BISTRO SETS
DETAILS: Patio Bistro Sets imported by L G Sourcing Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and manufactured by Midas Lin Company Ltd. of China; sold exclusively at Lowe's stores nationwide from August 2011 through February 2012. The folding chairs were sold in three-piece patio bistro sets. Each set contains two folding chairs and a folding table. The chairs have a black steel frame and dark stained wooden seats and backs. "Garden Treasures" is printed on the cover of the instruction manual sold with the patio bistro sets.
WHY: When the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the chair poses a fall hazard to a consumer who sits in the partially engaged chair.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received 13 reports of consumers who fell from partially opened chairs, resulting in reports of back injuries, contusions and scrapes.
HOW MANY: About 16,400.
FOR MORE: Contact Midas Lin at 877-556-0886 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, or visit their website at http://www.cobernbistroset.com .