The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the 795,000 Kenmore Dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers present a danger to consumers in that they can easily "overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers".
The Consumer Product Safety Commission described the dehumidifiers as having fan and humidity controls on their top front panels, and some include remote controls. The product comes with a front-loading water bucket. The model number can be found on the right side of the interior of the unit once the bucket has been removed. Moreover, the Commission has cautioned that consumers should stop using recalled products immediately to avoid the aforementioned dangers.
So far, Kenmore has received 107 reports of incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and three reports of smoke inhalation injuries. You can click on the link at the bottom of this article to see if your humidifier is being recalled or not.
As an Orange County personal injury attorney, I have seen numerous cases in which a consumer product manufactured and issued by a reputable company ends up endangering the consumer. When a company produces a product and places it on the marketplace for open consumption, that company is responsible for ensuring that its product provides adequate safety to consumers. And when a company's product is defective, like these Kenmore dehumidifiers, they are responsible for the side-effects of its safety hazards as well.
For victims of the hazardous effects of defective products, the costs associated with their injuries can be outrageous. Between medical bills which never seem to end, and the loss of current and future wages due to injury-related debilitation, victims will need some assistance. They would be greatly benefited by the knowledge and experience of a personal injury attorney who can help guide them through the process of obtaining just compensation for their truly unjust experience.