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2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

September 12, 2013 — Gree Electric Appliances and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a dehumidifier recall for 2.2 million products and 12 brands. The CPSC has received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires that occurred when the dehumidifiers overheated, melted, and caught on fire. The incidents have caused at least $2.15 million in property damage. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

Customers should unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree Electric Appliances for a refund. The products were sold at major retail stores, including Home Depot, Sears, Lowe’s, Kmart, and from January 2005 – August 2013.

Brands involved in dehumidifier recall:

  • Danby
  • De’Longhi
  • Fedders
  • Fellini
  • Frigidaire
  • Gree
  • Kenmore
  • Norpole
  • Premiere
  • Seabreeze
  • SoleusAir
  • SuperClima

Other Recent Dehumidifier Recalls

Hundreds of thousands of dehumidifiers have been recalled in recent years. In 2012, Sears recalled about 800,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers after receiving reports of overheating and fires. The recall was re-announced in July 2013.

The CPSC also recalled about 100,000 Goldstar and Comfort-Aire Portable Dehumidifiers in September 2011. The dehumidifiers have been linked to 11 reports of property damage, arcing, overheating, smoking, and four fires that caused significant smoke and water damage.

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