Welcome to the Goldstar, GE, and Kenmore Dehumidifier Recall Website

2001 LG Electronics Inc. Announces Recall of Goldstar, General Electric and Sears Kenmore Dehumidifiers

These units have an internal electrical connection that may overheat, presenting a potential fire hazard to consumers.

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You might have been affected by the Goldstar, Sears, General Electric dehumidifiers recall that occurred around 2001. Our household was. We had bought several of the General Electric dehumidifiers that were affected by this recall for our basement area. I happen to work for an online store that sells janitorial supplies including wholesale paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, along with their dispensers. The ecommerce store, CleanItSupply, also sells to regular consumers who can benefit from the store's low prices. I really appreciate that this store offers a great number of eco friendly paper goods and cleaning products along with the rest of their janitorial supplies. I had stored a number of paper goods, toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels we had bought from CleanItSupply in the basement which tends to get a bit damp, thus the dehumidifiers. It makes me cringe when I think of the potential fire hazard these humidifiers posed, particularly when you consider the paper goods we had stored

Below is one of the notifications that were issued by Consumer Affairs. Note that it had a link to this website. Once the recall was over, LG Electronics allowed this domain to expire. When I recently discovered that the domain was available, I bought it with the intent of restoring some of its original content found in its archived pages. This particular recall is over, however I believe that consumers should remain aware of such recalls, if for no other reason than for historical purposes?

Goldstar, Sears, General Electric Dehumidifiers Recalled

04/19/2001 | ConsumerAffairs

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2001 -- LG Electronics Inc., of Seoul, South Korea, is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 Goldstar, General Electric, and Sears Kenmore portable dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers have an internal electrical connection that can overheat, presenting a potential fire hazard to consumers.

LG Electronics has received seven reports of dehumidifiers overheating, including four reports of fire within the units, with smoke damage to surrounding objects. No injuries have been reported.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The recalled dehumidifiers are white, with a red auto shut off button, and regulators for fan speed and humidity control. The dehumidifiers were manufactured between November 1998 and May 1999, and have the following brand names and model numbers: Goldstar DH2510, DH4010 and DH5010; General Electric AHG25LAG1, AHG40LAG1 and AHG50LAG1; and Sears Kenmore 580.59600890 (60-pint model only). The brand name is located to the left of the control unit. The model number is located behind the condensate bucket, on a sticker on the left hand side.

Mass merchandise and department stores nationwide sold the dehumidifiers from January 1999 through December 1999 for between $100 and $200.

Consumers should stop using the dehumidifiers immediately and call LG Electronics toll-free (800) 651-1602 anytime for a free repair. Consumers also can log on the company's website at www.easyrecalldehumidifier.com.

 

Circa 2001

To determine if your dehumidifier is part of the recall click on your Brand Name below:

Goldstar • GE • Kenmore

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Welcome to the GE Product Identification Page

If the MODEL NUMBER on the plate behind the condensate bucket on your unit is AHG 25LAG1, AHG 40LAG1 or AHG 50LAG1, your dehumidifier MAY BE included in the recall. PLEASE CONTINUE AT SERIAL NUMBER BELOW:

If your Model Number is not one of these above, your dehumidifier is not part of the recall.

If the SERIAL NUMBER on the plate behind the condensate bucket on your unitstarts with: AV, DV, FV, GV, or ZT, your dehumidifier MAY be included in the recall.

If your dehumidifier has one of the Model Numbers above and the Serial Number begins with one of the Serial Number Groups above, stop using your dehumidifier and call the number shown below immediately. You will be given further information about the recall and asked to enter your Model number and the full Serial Number of your Dehumidifier to confirm that you are part of the recall. You will then be asked to leave information so that we can arrange for your unit to be repaired at no cost to you. If you find it difficult to determine the model and serial number, you will be given an option to leave your name and contact information for an assistance call-back .

800- 651-1602

Be sure you have your model number and serial number available
when making the call to confirm your information.


This line operates 7 days per week,
24 hours per day

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Welcome to the Kenmore Product Identification Page

If the MODEL NUMBER on the plate behind the condensate bucket on your unit is 580.59600, your dehumidifier MAY BE included in the recall. PLEASE CONTINUE AT SERIAL NUMBER BELOW:

If your Model Number is not one of these above, your dehumidifier is not part of the recall.

If the SERIAL NUMBER on the plate behind the condensate bucket on your unit
starts with: 902KA or 903KA, your dehumidifier MAY be included in the recall.

If your dehumidifier has one of the Model Numbers above and the Serial Number begins with one of the Serial Number Groups above, stop using your dehumidifier and call the number shown below immediately. You will be given further information about the recall and asked to enter your Model number and the full Serial Number of your Dehumidifier to confirm that you are part of the recall. You will then be asked to leave information so that we can arrange for your unit to be repaired at no cost to you. If you find it difficult to determine the model and serial number, you will be given an option to leave your name and contact information for an assistance call-back .

800- 651-1602

Be sure you have your model number and serial number available
when making the call to confirm your information.


This line operates 7 days per week,
24 hours per day

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Welcome to the Goldstar Product Identification Page

If the MODEL NUMBER on the plate behind the condensate bucket on your unit is DH2510, DH 4010, or DH 5010, your dehumidifier MAY BE included in the recall.PLEASE CONTINUE AT SERIAL NUMBER BELOW:

If your Model Number is not one of these above, your dehumidifier is not part of the recall.

If the SERIAL NUMBER on the plate behind the condensate bucket on your unitstarts with: 811KA, 812KA, 901KA, 902KA, 903KA, 904KA, or 905KA your dehumidifier MAY be included in the recall.

If your dehumidifier has one of the Model Numbers above and the Serial Number begins with one of the Serial Number Groups above, stop using your dehumidifier and call the number shown below immediately. You will be given further information about the recall and asked to enter your Model number and the full Serial Number of your Dehumidifier to confirm that you are part of the recall. You will then be asked to leave information so that we can arrange for your unit to be repaired at no cost to you. If you find it difficult to determine the model and serial number, you will be given an option to leave your name and contact information for an assistance call-back .

800- 651-1602

Be sure you have your model number and serial number available
when making the call to confirm your information.


This line operates 7 days per week,
24 hours per day

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