This hot summer could get even hotter if you use a certain Kenmore dehumidifier, nearly 800,000 of which were recalled because they pose fire and burn hazards. And Toyota recalled 778,000 2010 Lexus HS250h hybrid vehicles and 2006-2011 RAV4s because of issues with the rear tire rod that could lead to loss of vehicle control. And, as always, check out the latest in food recalls for your health and safety.
Sears recalled 795,000 Kenmore Dehumidifiers, manufactured by LG Electronics, because they can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The firm has received 107 such reports, with more than $7 million in property damage and three reports of smoke inhalation injuries. The units were sold exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and Sears.com and Kmart.com from 2003 to 2009.
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Sears Recall Fulfillment Center at (855) 400-4641 to receive a refund check, or a Sears gift card in an amount comparable to purchase price. All consumers with recalled units will also receive a $25 coupon that may be used at Sears Department Stores or Sears.com toward the purchase of a new Kenmore dehumidifier. Before you replace that dehumidifier, check out our updated report of the Best Reviewed.
Toyota recalled certain 2006-2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010 because issues with the rear tire rod caused during rear wheel alignment may lead to loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will provide a notification schedule when it becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota at (800) 331-4331 or Lexus at (800) 255-3987. Read our latest report on Small SUVs and Hybrid SUVs.
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