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Dehumidifier Fire Class Action Lawsuit

Dehumidifier Fire Class Action Lawsuit

In recent years, recalled dehumidifiers have caused more than 500 fires, $30 million in property damage, and serious burn injuries. Over 7 million dehumidifiers have been recalled in the U.S. since 2003.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting dehumidifier induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a dehumidifier fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Gree Re-Announces Dehumidifier Recall

In November 2016, a Chinese manufacturer re-announced a recall for 2.5 million dehumidifiers that were sold under many popular brand-names. The problem is they can overheat, smoke, and catch on fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

Over 450 fires have been reported in 2014, and many more have been reported in the news since then. Houses are still burning down on a monthly basis. The fires have caused at least $19 million in property damage.

In March 2016, Gree was ordered to pay a $15 million civil penalty for failing to recall the dehumidifiers immediately. Gree discovered the problem in July 2012 and made design changes to fix it, but did not tell the U.S. government or initiate a recall until the following year.

The manufacturer, Gree Electric Appliances of China, first announced the recall in September 2013. It was updated the following month and expanded to include GE-brand dehumidifiers in January 2014. The recall includes 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers sold under the following brand-names:

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

Another 3.4 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled

GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China has recalled about 4.25 million dehumidifiers in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch on fire. The recalled dehumidifiers have been linked to 38 reports of smoke and fires, resulting in $4.8 million in property damage. No injuries were reported.

The following brand-names are included in the recall:

Airworks, Alen, Arctic King, Arcticaire, Beaumark, Comfort Star, ComfortAire, Continental Electric, Coolworks, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Homestyles, Honeywell, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, SPT, Sunbeam, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl

Sears Kenmore Dehumidifiers Recalled

In August 2012, about 795,000 Sears Kemore dehumidifiers were recalled due to a fire hazard. There were 107 reports of incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and 3 reports of smoke-inhalation injuries.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, we are not filing a class action lawsuit for fires caused by recalled dehumidifiers. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits.

About Class Actions

Class actions are the most popular way for large groups of people to seek refunds for defective products. Everyone joins together and a “class representative” seeks compensation. The payout is divided among everyone in the lawsuit.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions are rarely filed by people with very serious injuries or property damage. Members may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or substantial attorneys’ fees. Instead of a class action, it usually makes sense to file an individual lawsuit and hire a lawyer who is committed to the case. Our lawyers specialize in helping victims of defective products seek compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, financial losses, and more.

Do I have a Dehumidifier Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting dehumidifier induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a dehumidifier fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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