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Refrigerator

Top-mount refrigerators recalled by Haier America due to fire hazard

Haier is recalling about 137,000 top-mount refrigerators.

An electrical component in the refrigerator can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Haier America has received three reports of smoke, fire, and property damage. No injuries have been reported. 

This recall involves the Haier models HA10TG31 with 10.1 cubic foot capacity. They measure about five feet high and two feet wide. The Haier logo is located on the refrigerator door. Only the following models and serial numbers are included in this recall. Model and serial numbers can be found on the rating plate on the back of the refrigerator’s rear panel.

Model Number

Serial Number Range

(Any units with below two-digit XX combination after the second

“BL” in the serial number, e.g.,

BL*********BLXX*****)

HA10TG31SB

HA10TG31SS

HA10TG31SW

XX =  E9, EA, EB, EC, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, FA, FB, FC, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, GA

The refrigerators were sold at Lowes stores nationwide and independent retailers from September 2014 through September 2018 for between $400 and $500.

Consumers should unplug and immediately stop using the recalled refrigerators and visit Haier America’s website to schedule a free in-home repair or to receive a refund in the form of a $150 rebate toward the purchase of a qualified new Haier brand refrigerator, the company and the U.S. Product Safety Commission advise. 

For more information, call Haier America at 888-364-2989 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or  www.haierappliances.com and click on Recall Information.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov

Copyright 2018, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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