LG electronics, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada jointly announced a voluntary product recall on Dec 12 2016, involving three models of portable air conditioners manufactured in China, according to China’s Haicang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.
This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR. The recalled air conditioners were sold from February 2011 to August 2016 at various stores in Canada and the United States for between $250 and $280. Approximately 36,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 466,000 were distributed in the United States. The portable air conditioners can overheat, posing a risk of fire. As of now, the firm has received four reports of fires that have caused $380,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
CPSC suggests consumers immediately stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an authorized service center.
China’s Haicang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau calls for industry players to further enhance product quality for the best interest of consumers, while keep in compliance with laws and regulations of the imported countries.