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Haier America Recalls Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

Black & Decker Model BFE53. (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Haier America Trading LLC, New York, N.Y., announced a voluntary recall of about 67,500 Chest Freezers today.

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

Incidents/Injuries: Haier America and CPSC have received reports of 18 incidents, including four reports of fires with minor property damage, consisting of smoke damage, damage to a wall, and food spoilage. There have been no reports of injuries.

Description: This recall involves the Black & Decker

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