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Chest Freezers

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 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 [Source]

Chest Freezers
Haier America Expands Recall of Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

Haier® Freezers model HNCM070E back view

About 41,000, 67,500 additional freezers were recalled in November 2010 units were affected by this recall.

Chest Freezers Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date04/02/2013
Recall ID1350
Recall Number13160
Product TypeStand Alone Freezers
HazardA capacitor in the freezer's circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
InjuriesIn 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.
RemedyConsumers should immediately unplug their freezer and contact the company to schedule an appointment for a free repair to the freezer.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactHaier America; toll-free at (877) 337-3639 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET any day, or online at and click on Product Recalls for more information.
Last Updated07/31/2015
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