U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall
Recall Date: December 16, 2016
Recall Number: 17-055
LG Electronics Recalls Portable Air Conditioners Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Portable Air Conditioners
Hazard: The portable air conditioners can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an authorized service center.
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
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 (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.
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.
Importer: LG Electronics USA, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/61400r-eng.php
Photo 1: Location of LG logo
Photo 2: LG Portable Air Conditioner model and serial number