LG Electronics Recalls 502,000 Portable Air Conditioners Due to Fire Hazard

The company has received four reports of fires linked to the recalled air conditioners totaling $380,000 in property damage

LG Electronics Recalls 502,000 Portable Air Conditioners Due to Fire Hazard
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December 16, 2016

LG Electronics has issued a recall of portable air conditioners due to the risk of them overheating, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR. Approximately 466,000 of the affected units were sold in the U.S. , in addition to 36,000 units sold in Canada.

The recalled 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.

The company has received four reports of fires that have caused $380,000 in property damage. However, no injuries have been reported to date.

The recalled portable air conditioner units were sold at Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016 for between $250 and $280.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG at (855) 791-0808 to schedule a free repair at an authorized service center.