Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Over 2M Dehumidifiers Recalled, Reports of Fires
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and more than $2 million in property damage.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. They were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances and carried the brand names of Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
The dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
They were sold nationwide at major retailers including Home Depot, Kmart and Lowe's between January 2005 and August of this year.
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree at 866-853-2802 for a refund.
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DESCRIPTION: This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. 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.
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