Safety Alert Number 1008347



Additional Reports of Fires and Low Consumer Response Rate
Prompt Reannouncement of Goldstar and Comfort-Aire
Dehumidifier Recall
Release #10-316
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 220-0479
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today reannounced
a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Portable Dehumidifiers
Units: About 98,000 (previously recalled in December 2009)
Manufacturer: LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co. , of China
Hazard: The power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: LG has received four additional reports of fires involving the recalled dehumidifiers, including one that resulted in
significant damage to a home. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves 30-pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names in the chart below. The dehumidifiers are white
with a red shut-off button, controls for fan speed and humidity control and a front-loading water bucket. "Goldstar" or "Comfort-Aire" is
printed on the front. The model and serial numbers are printed on the interior of the dehumidifiers and can be viewed after the water bucket is
removed. Brand: Goldstar | Model No. GHD30Y7 | Sold at: Home Depot
Serial Number Range: 611TAxx00001~08400, 611TAxx08401~40600, 612TAxx00001~20400, 612TAxx21001~30600
Brand: Goldstar | Model No. DH305Y7 | Sold at: Walmart
Serial Number Range: 612TAxx00001~00600, 701TAxx00001~16800, 702TAxx00001~03000
Brand: Comfort-Aire | Model No. BHD-301-C | Sold at: Heat Controller Inc. Serial Number Range: 611TA000001~001697, 612TA000001~004200, 701TA000001~000578, 710TA000001~000599
Sold at: The Home Depot, Walmart and Heat Controller Inc. nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $140 and $150. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifier, contact LG to determine if it is included in the recall and return
it to an authorized LG service center for a free repair. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10316.html