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Old 04-03-2013, 09:56 AM
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Default 41,000 more Haier, Black & Decker chest freezers: fire hazard

CPSC recall--now 45 overheating and fire incidents reported:

Haier America Expands Recall of Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: April 02, 2013
Recall number: 13-160


  • Haier® Freezers model HNCM070E back view
  • Haier® Freezers model ESNCM053E front view
  • The rating label is located at the top center of the back of the Haier® freezers.
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Black & Decker® Model BFE53 open view



Black & Decker® Model BFE53 open and front view



The rating and UPC labels are located at the top center of the back of the Black & Decker® freezers





Recall Summary

Name of product:
Chest Freezers
Hazard:A capacitor in the freezer’s circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.



Consumer Contact:
Haier America; toll-free at (877) 878-7579 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET any day, or online at www.haieramerica.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
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Recall Details

Units

About 41,000, 67,500 additional freezers were recalled in November 2010
Description


This recall involves the Haier® models HNCM070E with 7.0 cubic foot capacity and ESNCM053E with 5.3 cubic foot capacity, and Black & Decker® model BFE53 with 5.3 cubic foot capacity white chest freezers. “Haier” is printed on the upper-left corner of the freezer, or “Black & Decker” is printed on the front upper-right corner of the freezer. “Haier” or “Black & Decker,” the model number, the unit’s serial number and other information are printed on a rating label at the top center of the back of the freezer. The recalled Black & Decker model BFE53 freezer also has a label adjacent to the rating label with the UPC number 896603002660 printed on it.

Freezers with serial numbers beginning with the following numbers are recalled:


Haier Model HNCM070E


0907
1001
0908
1002
0909
1003
0910
1004
0911
0912




Haier Model ESNCM053E


0907
1001
0908
1002
0909
1003
0910
1004
0911
1005
0912
1006
1007


Black & Decker Model BFE53 with UPC896603002660

0908
1002
0909
1003
0910
1004
0911
1005
0912
1006
1007



Incidents/Injuries

In addition to the 18 incidents reported in the November 2010 recall, which included four reports of fires with minor property damage, Haier America and CPSC have received 27 additional incident reports. This includes three fires that caused substantial property damage. There have been no reports of injuries.
Remedy

Consumers should immediately unplug their freezer and contact the company to schedule an appointment for a free repair to the freezer.
Sold at

Haier model HNCM070E was sold by regional and local retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from September 2009 through October 2011 for between $180 to $200. Haier model ESNCM053E was sold primarily on Amazon.com and other online retailers from February 2010 through March 2013 for between $200 to $290. The Black & Decker model BFE53 was sold exclusively at Walmart nationwide and at Walmart.com from September 2009 through September 2010, for about $150.
Importer

Haier America Trading LLC, New York, N.Y.
Manufactured in

China
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Health Canada recall for the 7.0 cubic foot models sold there:

Haier Brand Chest Freezer

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Starting date: April 19, 2013 Posting date: April 19, 2013 Type of communication: Consumer Product Recall Subcategory: Household Items, Appliances Source of recall: Health Canada Issue: Product Safety Audience: General Public Identification number: RA-26797

Affected products

Haier Brand Chest Freezer


Product description

This recall involves Haier® brand 7.0 cubic foot capacity white chest freezers with model number HNCM070E, and serial numbers beginning with: 0907, 0908, 0909, 0910, 0911, 0912, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004. The model number and serial number are printed on a rating label at the top center of the back of the freezer.
Hazard identified

A capacitor in the chest freezer's circuitry can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.
Haier America Trading, L.L.C. is aware of one incident in the United States where it is believed that the capacitor in the chest freezer overheated and caused a fire in an apartment, resulting in property damage. No injuries were reported.
Neither Health Canada nor Haier America Trading, L.L.C. has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this chest freezer.
Number sold

Approximately 5,915 units of the affected products were sold at retailers and by refurbishers across Canada.
Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2009 to April 2013.
Place of origin

Manufactured in China.
Companies

Manufacturer Ningbo New Hicon Electrical Appliance Co. Ltd.
CHINA Distributor Haier America Trading L.L.C.
New York
New York
UNITED STATES
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What you should do

Consumers should immediately unplug the freezer and contact Haier America to confirm if your unit is included in the recall and schedule a free service appointment for replacement of the capacitor.
For more information, consumers may contact Haier Trading America, L.L.C. toll-free at 1-877-878-7579, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST seven days a week, or online at the firm's website.
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