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LG Electronics Recalls Portable Air Conditioners Due to Fire Hazard

  • Location of LG logo
  • LG Portable Air Conditioner model and serial number
Name of Product:
Portable Air Conditioners
Hazard:

The portable air conditioners can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
December 16, 2016
Units:
About 466,000 (In addition, 36,000 were sold in Canada)
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

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including model numbers LP0711WNR (all serial numbers), LP0813WNR (all serial numbers), and LP0814WNR (only serial numbers beginning with 311, 312, 401, 402, 403, 404 and 405). 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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of fires that have caused $380,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016 for between $250 and $280.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

LG Electronics USA, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Recall number:
17-055
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