Sears, Kmart Recall Kenmore Dehumidifiers
Sears and Kmart are voluntarily recalling about 795,000 Kenmore Dehumidifiers because they pose fire and burn hazards to consumers.
About the Kenmore Dehumidifiers Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt, and catch on fire. Kenmore has received 107 reports of incidents, including more than $7 million in property damage and three cases of smoke inhalation injuries.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately turn off and unplug the device and contact Kenmore for a Sears gift card.
Description of Recalled Dehumidifiers
Information below provided by the U.S. CPSC.
- The recall involves 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers with a Kenmore logo on the front top of the unit, manufactured between 2003 and 2005.
- The dehumidifiers 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 and the model number can be found on the right side of the interior of the unit once the bucket has been removed.
- For the list of model numbers that are being recalled, go here.
- The dehumidifiers were sold exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and their respective websites from 2003 to 2009 for between $140 and $220.
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