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Haier America Expands Recall of Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

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Please check your freezers and make sure they are not this model!

Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 2, 2013

Recall number: 13-160

Name of product: Chest Freezers

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

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 and click on Product Recalls for more information.

Units: About 41,000, 67,500 additional freezers were recalled in November 2010

Description: This recall involves the Haier® models HNCM070E with 7.0 cubic foot capacity and ESNCM053E with 5.3 cubic foot capacity, and Black & Decker® 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 0907 0907

0908 0908 0908

0909 0909 0909

0910 0910 0910

0911 0911 0911

0912 0912 0912

1001 1001 1001

1002 1002 1002

1003 1003 1003

1004 1004 1004

1005 1005

1006 1006

1007 1007

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