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Sears Repeats Its Recall of Dehumidifiers

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Sears (SHLD) is repeating its recall of nearly 800,000 dehumidifiers linked to fires after few customers responded the first time around.

The department-store chain received seven new reports of fires from the Kenmore dehumidifiers shorting out, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In one case, a person suffered severe burns to the foot. Three of the fires caused more than $300,000 in property damage.

Sears first issued the recall last year, when it received more than 100 reports of problems related to the dehumidifiers.

The recall covers 35-, 50- and 70-pint Kenmore dehumidifiers, which were manufactured by LG Electronics Appliance between 2003 and 2005.

Customers can go to a website for the recall,, or call 855-400-4641 for more information.

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