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LG Recalls Portable Air Conditioners

LG Electronics, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled three portable air conditioner models due to risk of fire.

According to the CPSC, four reports of fire have been reported, which caused $380,000 in property damage.

The recall involves approximately 466,000 units sold in the U.S. and 36,000 sold in Canada, and includes three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners with model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR and LP0814WNR. 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.

The air conditioners involved in the recall were sold at Home Depot and other retailers nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016 for between $250 and $280.

The company and CPSC advised consumers to immediately stop using the air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair with an authorized service center.