LG Electronics Recalls Portable Air Conditioners Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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 Air Conditioners
Hazard: The portable air conditioners can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Consumer Contact: LG toll-free at 855-791-0808 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT on Saturday or online at www.lgportableacrecall.com
Units: About 466,000 (In addition, 36,000 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR. The air conditioners are tan/white with the LG logo on the front. They measure about 30 inches tall, 12 inches wide and 14 inches deep and weigh 50 pounds. The model number is located on the product's left side panel.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 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.
Sold at: Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016 for between $250 and $280.
Importer: LG Electronics USA, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Manufactured in: China