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Chest Freezers

Description: This recall involves the Black & Decker® Model BFE53 and Haier® Model ESNCM053E 5.3 cubic foot capacity white chest freezers. "Black & Decker" is printed at the front upper-right corner or "Haier" is printed on the front upper-left corner of the freezer. "Black & Decker" or "Haier," 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. Only Model BFE53 and Model ESNCM053E freezers with serial numbers beginning as follows are included in this recall: Beginning of Serial Numberon Rating Label 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 [Source]

Chest Freezers
Haier America Recalls Chest Freezers Due to Fire Hazard

Black & Decker Model BFE53

About 67,500 units were affected by this recall.

Chest Freezers Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date11/02/2010
Recall ID497
Recall Number11028
Product TypeStand Alone Freezers
HazardA capacitor in the freezer's circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
InjuriesHaier 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.
RemedyConsumers should immediately unplug their freezer and contact the company to schedule an appointment for a free repair to the freezer.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactFor additional information, call the company toll-free at (877) 878-7579 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Sundays or visit the firm's website at
Last Updated04/27/2016
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