LG Electronics Recalls Portable Air Conditioners Due to Fire Hazard


LG Electronics has issued a recall for three models of portable air conditioners. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the portable air conditioners can overheat, potentially causing a fire. There are about 466,000 units in addition to the 36,000 that were sold in Canada.

Description of the Portable Air Conditioners

  • The recall includes three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners
  • Model numbers: LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR
  • The model number is located on the product’s left side panel
  • The air conditioners are tan and white with the LG logo on the front
  • The air conditioners are 30 inches tall, 12 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and weigh 50 pounds

Portable Air Conditioners Recall Information

According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • The product is sold at Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016
  • The cost is between $250 and $280
  • Manufactured in China
  • Imported by LG Electronics USA, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, N. J.
Incidents

There have been four reports of fires that have caused $380,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an authorized service center.

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