Approximately 795,000 Kemore dehumidifiers are being recalled by Sears, Roebuck and Co and Kmart Corporation due to causing hazards including overheating, smoking, melting, and catching fire. The chance of an injury due to a burn caused these products to be recalled, according to news reports. There have been nearly 107 reported cases of smoke inhalation injuries and property damage that equaled over $7 million. According to Consumer Reports, nearly 15 million appliance units were recalled over the past five years. This should serve as a reminder for customers to always be alert and pay attention to recalls in case their product was found to be defective.
The dehumidifiers involved in this recall were sold for around $140 in Sears and Kmart stores between 2003-2009. They are made of white plastic, and have the size of about 20 inches tall, 15 wide, and 13.5 depth. They have a Kenmore logo and were manufactured from 2003-2005. They can carry between 35-70 pints of water. A fan and humidity controls are located on the front panels, along with water buckets that load in the front. They also might include a remote control. There are several models included in the recall:
- 35-pint (2004) – 580.54351400
- 50-pint (2003) – 580.53509300
- 70-pint (2003) – 580.53701300
- 70-pint (2004) – 580.54701400
- 70-pint (2005) – 580.54701500
Customers who purchased this product are urged to turn it off and unplug it immediately in order to avoid any potential issues. The company where you purchased the product will provide a gift card to replace the cost of the product, which depends on what kind of product you purchased. Or they can deliver a check for the amount of the refund, along with a $25 Sears coupon to spend on a Kemore dehumidifier. For further information, customers can get in touch with the Recall Fullfillment Center. It is also highly advised that customers check to make sure their smoke detectors are properly functioning.
As a personal injury attorney, I hope nobody is adversely affected by this product. If you or someone dear to you was harmed by a defective product, you may want to discuss your claim with an attorney who can evaluate your claim and help protect and defend your legal rights. With an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case. An attorney can answer any questions you may have and guide you through all the legal processes associated with your case in order to get the best possible results. With a lawyer fighting for your rights, you’re more likely to get better results.