The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards to consumers.
More than 2,000 reported incidents of dehumidifiers overheating have been reported, with about 450 of those causing fires resulting in more than $19 million in property damage.
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.
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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.
The dehumidifiers were sold at AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013. The cost was between $110 and $400.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using recalled dehumidifiers and contact Gree for a full refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.
For more information, call Gree at 866-853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.greeusa.com and click on Recall.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.