WASHINGTON (WTVA) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission has expanded a November recall of some Haier and Black and Decker model 7.0 and 5.3 cubic foot chest freezers.
The CPSC says a capacity in the in the circuitry can overheat and poses a fire hazard.
There have been 22 reported fires related to the recall.
The 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.
A November recall included 67,000 freezers, but it has been expanded to an additional 41,000.
The units were sold a retailers nationwide from September of 2009 to October of 2011.
Customers should unplug the freezer and contact the company to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
You can call toll-free at (877) 878-7579 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET any day, or online at www.haieramerica.com
and click on Product Recalls for more information.