LG Electronics USA of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is recalling about 500,000 portable air conditioners sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The air conditioners can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
The firm has received four reports of fires that have caused $380,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including 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, manufactured in China, were sold at Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011, through August 2016, for between $250 and $280.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an authorized service center.
Consumers may contact LG toll-free at 855-791-0808 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) on Saturday or online at www.lgportableacrecall.com.