Sears Dehumidifiers and Fire Hazards

Sears recalled approximately 795,000 units of Kenmore dehumidifiers after learning that the dehumidifiers can overheat, melt, smoke, and even catch on fire. At the time of the recall, the company had received 107 reports of burn or fire incidents and three smoke inhalation injuries. Estey Bomberger provides legal representation to victims of defective products. If you have purchased a recalled Kenmore dehumidifier that has caused a fire or burn accident, our attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for:

  • Property damage
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages

Recalled Kenmore Dehumidifiers

The recalled dehumidifiers were sold from 2003 to 2009, and includes the 35, 50, and 70-pint models with the following model numbers:

  • 580.54351400
  • 580.53509300
  • 580.53701300
  • 580.54701400
  • 580.54701500

Because the dehumidifiers pose a serious fire and burn hazard, consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled product and unplug the device. Victims of defective Kenmore dehumidifiers may be entitled to receive compensation from the manufacturer, LG Electronics, or the retailer, Sears.

Product Liability Laws

Because product liability laws differ from state to state, it is important to entrust your case to an attorney knowledgeable in the laws of your state. Many states have adopted a strict liability policy in regards to product liability laws that can simplify the process of recovering damages incurred as a result of a defective product. Under strict liability systems, plaintiffs are only required to prove the following points:

  • The product is defective.
  • The defects existed prior to consumer purchase or receipt.
  • The accident was caused by the defects in the product.

In other states where strict liability laws were not adopted, the plaintiff must prove negligence of the manufacturer or retailer in order to successfully recover compensation.

Consumer Safety Advocates

Estey Bomberger’s product liability lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of defective consumer goods seek justice in the form of a full and fair compensation. Product manufacturers and retailers have greater access to research and resources to foresee potential dangers and test the products for safety before releasing it to the market. Both LG Electronics and Sears have a responsibility to consumers to ensure the safety of the dehumidifiers before releasing them to market; our attorneys are available to help victims of corporate negligence recover the maximum compensation they deserve. Over the 70 collective years of experience, the product liability lawyers of Estey Bomberger have built up a reputation as aggressive advocates for consumer rights, and have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients.

Consult an Attorney Today

Product liability laws also have statutes of limitations that apply to every case. To make sure your product liability claim meets all of the necessary deadlines, please be sure to contact a professional product liability lawyer as soon as possible. For a free consultation with one of Estey Bomberger’s knowledgeable product liability lawyers, please schedule a free consultation today through email or phone.

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