On July, 2013, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reannounced a recall for Kenmore dehumidifiers. The original recall was issued in August 2012; however, after the recall, the manufacturer received more reports of injuries prompting the CPSC to announce the recall again.
The Kenmore brand dehumidifiers were made by LG and were manufactured between 2003-2005. The humidifiers have a Kenmore logo on the top front panel and come with front-loading water buckets. The model number can be found on the right side of the interior unit. To see all affected model numbers, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Since the original recall in August 2012, Sears, a retail store that carries Kenmore brand products, has received 7 additional reports of shorting and fire caused by the dehumidifiers. One of the incidents resulted in a severe burn to a consumer’s foot, while three other incidents resulted in fires causing more than $300,000 of property damage.
The dehumidifiers were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and on their respective websites from 2003 to 2009 for between $140 and $220.
If any consumer was injured by a recalled dehumidifier, they may have a products liability claim against the manufacturer. In the case of this dehumidifier, there is a risk of an electrical shorting resulting in a fire. The consumer may allege that there is defective electrical wiring, which led to the shorting.
Other claims may be related to the company's failure to warn the consumer about the proper use of the dehumidifier. To learn more about PA dangerous products liability claims, click here to read about defective and dangerous products liability law in Pennsylvania.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled appliance or other product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Call Dan O’Brien today for a free, initial consultation. Dan and his team have represented consumers injured by defective dangerous products and successfully recovered compensation they are entitled to. 877.944.8396