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Product Recall

 

April 2, 2013

Haier America Expands Recall of Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

 

This recall involves the HaierĀ® models HNCM070E with 7.0 cubic foot capacity and ESNCM053E with 5.3 cubic foot capacity, and Black & DeckerĀ® 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

Haier Model ESNCM053E

Black & Decker Model BFE53 with UPC896603002660 

0907

1001

0907

1001

0907

1001

0908

1002

0908

1002

0908

1002

0909

1003

0909

1003

0909

1003

0910

1004

0910

1004

0910

1004

0911

 

0911

1005

0911

1005

0912

 

0912

1006

0912

1006

 

 

 

1007

 

1007

 



Hazard:
A capacitor in the freezer's circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

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.

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.

Media Contact:
Haier model HNCM070E was sold between $180 to $200. Haier model ESNCM053E was sold between $200 to $290. The Black & Decker model BFE53 was sold for about $150.

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  • 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 HaierĀ® freezers.
  • 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 & DeckerĀ® freezers


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Release No:
13160

Related Release Notes:
67,500 additional freezers were recalled in November 2010

Related Release:
11028 

Units:
About 41,000

Manufactured In:
China

Hazard Type:
Fire & Fire-Related Burn

Sold At:
Haier model HNCM070E was sold by regional and local retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers. Haier model ESNCM053E was sold primarily on Amazon.com and other online retailers. The Black & Decker model BFE53 was sold exclusively at Walmart nationwide and at Walmart.com.

When Sold:
Haier model HNCM070E was sold from September 2009 through October 2011. Haier model ESNCM053E was sold from February 2010 through March 2013. The Black & Decker model BFE53 was sold from September 2009 through September 2010.

Price Range:
between $180 to $200

Importer:
Haier America Trading LLC, New York, N.Y.

Source: CPSC

 

 
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