DEHUMIDIFIERS About 795,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers sold exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and Sears.com and Kmart.com from 2003 to 2009 for between $140 and $220. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The firm has received 107 reports of incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and three reports of smoke inhalation injuries.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Sears to receive a gift card for either $75, $80, $90 or $100, which may be used at any Sears or Kmart store or at Sears.com or Kmart.com. The gift card amount will depend on the capacity and year of the dehumidifier. In lieu of a gift card, consumers may request a check for the refund amount. All consumers with recalled units will also receive a $25 coupon that may be used at Sears Department Stores or Sears.com toward the purchase of a new Kenmore dehumidifier. For information call 855-400-4641 or go to www.Kenmoredehumidifierrecall.com
PATIO BISTRO SETS About 16,400 patio bistro sets sold exclusively at Lowe's stores nationwide from August 2011 through February 2012 for about $98 for the set. When the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the chair poses a fall hazard to a consumer who sits in the partially engaged chair. The firm has received 13 reports of consumers who fell from partially opened chairs, resulting in reports of back injuries, contusions and scrapes.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact the manufacturer, Midas Lin, for a new set of warning labels and supplemental instructions for the chairs. Do not return the product to the store. Call 877-556-0886 for more information, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
For the latest information on all recalls, go to Recalls.gov. There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.