Dehumidifiers Recalled After Causing $2 Million in Property Damage

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More than 2.2 million dehumidifiers have been flagged in a massive recall because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recalled dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires and more than $2.15 million in property damage.

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.

[View a list of recalled model numbers here.]

Where it was sold: The dehumidifiers were sold at AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a full refund.

For more information, 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.

View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.

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