LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., has received reports of multiple home fires causing damages in excess of $1 Million reportedly as a result of fires caused by LG Electronics dehumidifiers.
The recall relates to approximately 98,000 dehumidifiers.
The power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers and their property.
According to the CPSC website, only two percent of the 98,000 consumers who purchased these units have received a free repair, which means that consumers and their property remain at serious risk.
The dehumidifiers were first recalled in December 2009 following eleven incidents, including four significant fires.
This recall presents a fire hazard and a potential avenue of recovery about which claims professionals and subrogation professionals should be aware when evaluating fires in residential and commercial losses.
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