Around 2.2 million dehumidifiers have been recalled due to an overheating fire hazard.
This dehumidifier recall involves brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers homes. Manufacturers have received reports of 165 incidents, which include 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
In addition to 2.2 million units being sold nationwide, 52,000 were sold in Canada. Retailers include places such as AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club and Sears, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400. This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers.
The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled dehumidifier should immediately turn off and unplug them. Contact Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.
For more information visit the Consumer Product Safety Commision’s website.