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LG USA recalls 500,000 portables


USA: The US arm of Korean manufacturer LG has recalled over 500,000 portable air conditioning units after reports of fire.

The recall involves 466,000 models sold in the USA and 36,000 sold in Canada between February 2011 and August 2016.

LG Electronics USA is said to have received four reports of fires that have caused $380,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The models involved are 7,000 and 8,000 BTU models with model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR.

Consumers have been advised to stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an authorised service centre.

Further information here.

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