More Fires Prompt Warning About Gree Dehumidifiers
WSIL -- Gree Electric Appliances is once again announcing the recall of 2.5 million dehumidifiers after more reports of fires and property damage.
The recall was first announced in Sept. 2013 and was expanded in Jan. 2014. The Consumer Production Safety Commission says since the original recall, reports of the dehumidifiers overheating have jumped nearly 400 percent. Reports of fires have more than doubled.
The dehumidifiers were manufactured by Gree and carried the brand names of Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.we's between January 2005 and August 2013.
They were sold nationwide at major retailers including Home Depot, Walmart and Lowe's for between $110 and $400.
According to the CPSC, these dehumidifiers have now been linked to 121 fires and $4.5 million in property damage.
Consumers are asked to turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree at (866) 853-2802 or online to receive a refund.
This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. 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.
Wind: 12 MPH
Humidity: 79 %