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CPSC, LG Electronics and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Announce Recall to Repair RefrigeratorsWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary retrofit of the following consumer product. Consumers should contact the manufacturer or retailer for further instruction.
Name of Product: LG and Kenmore Elite® Trio™ Three-Door Refrigerators.
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of Lincolnshire, Ill.
Distributor: Sears, Roebuck and Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Problem: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: LG Electronics has 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.
Description: The recalled refrigerators 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: