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CPSC, LG and Sears Recall Refrigerators


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On June 29th 2005, CPSC, in cooperation with LG Electronics and Sears Roebuck & Company recalled about 20,000 LG and Kenmore Elite® Trioâ„¢ Three-Door Refrigerators.

According to the manufacturer, LG, a faulty component in the condenser fan motor can short circuit. This could cause the condenser fan motor to overheat, posing a potential fire hazard to consumers. As of the date of the original recall LG had received 82 reports of incidents involving a condenser fan motor failure due to a failed capacitor arcing and smoking. There has been smoke damage in a few incidents. There have been no injuries.

These are three-door, 21 to 25 cubic foot units with a bottom freezer. The refrigerators come in titanium, stainless steel, bisque, white or black. Brand names are identified on the door at the top right of the units and the interior data plate. The units have the following model and serial numbers located on the data plate inside the fresh food section of the refrigerator door:

Brand Product Model Number Serial Number Range:

Kenmore Elite® Trioâ„¢ Trio bottom freezer refrigerator with external filtered water dispenser 21Cu.Ft.

795.7519240*

795.7519340*

795.7519440*

795.7519640*

795.7519940* 25Cu.Ft.

795.7554640*

795.7554940*

795.7555240*

795.7555340*

795.7555440* 25Cu.Ft.

795.7555640*

795.7555940*

795.7554240*

795.7554340*

795.7554440* 405KRxxxxx through 410KRxxxxx

LG Three-door bottom freezer refrigerator without water dispenser LRFC21755TT

LRFC21755SB

LRFC21755ST

LRFC25750WW LRFC25750SW

LRFC25750SB

LRFC25750TT

LRFC25750ST 405KRxxxxxxx through 410KRxxxxxxx

*Not all refrigerators within the serial number range are included in the recall. Inspectors finding these units should advise the homeowner about the recall and advise them to call LG or Sears to determine whether their refrigerator is included in the recall and, if necessary, to arrange for a free in-home repair.

Consumer Contact: Call LG toll-free at (888)294-5782 or Sears at (800) 659-7026 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday. Consumers also can log on to http://us.lge.com or www.sears.com for further information on those models included in the repair program and to arrange for an in-home appointment.

To see the original CPSC bulletin, which includes photographs of these appliances click here.

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