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Dehumidifier Lawsuit

Dehumidifier Lawsuit

Chinese manufacturers have recalled 7 million dehumidifiers in the U.S. because they can overheat and catch on fire. Over 500 dehumidifier fires and $30 million in property damage have been reported. House fires are still occurring on a regular basis.

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 recalled 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.

UPDATE: 450 Fires and $19 Million in Property Damage

November 29, 2016 — Gree has re-announced a recall for 2.5 million dehumidifiers following 450 fires and $19 million in property damage. The brand-names include Frigidaire, Soleus Air, Kenmore, GE, Danby, and others. The recall was first announced in September 2013.

Over 4 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Risk

In November 2016, a recall was issued for about 4.25 million dehumidifiers sold under dozens of brand-names because they can catch on fire. The manufacturer received 38 reports of smoke and fires resulting in $4.8 million in property damage.

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers. You can check if yours was recalled by entering the brand, model and serial number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier.

The dehumidifiers were sold by GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., a major Chinese manufacturer. Free replacements are available for dehumidifiers made after 2008, or a partial refund for older models.

The recall includes about 3.4 million dehumidifiers that were sold in the United States and 850,000 in Canada between January 2003 through December 2013 for between $100 and $300.

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
  • Winixl

Sears Kenmore Dehumidifier Recall

LG Electronics of China recalled about 785,000 Sears Kenmore® Dehumidifiers made since 2003. There were 107 reports of overheating or catching on fire, resulting in $7 million in property damage. Three people were injured by smoke inhalation.

Gree Dehumidifier Recall

Gree Electric Appliances of China recalled 2.2 million dehumidifiers sold since 2005 due to the risk of fires. The company reported 325 incidents, 71 fires, and over $2.75 million in property damage.

In January 2013, the recall was expanded to another 350,000 GE-brand dehumidifiers sold after 2008. There were 16 incidents, including 5 fires and $430,000 in property damage.

In March 2016, Gree agreed to pay a record-setting $15.5 million settlement to the government for failing to report dehumidifier fires.

The following brand-names are included in the recall:

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

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 recalled 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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