The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 12 brands of dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards. More than two million dehumidifiers are being recalled.
At least 46 fires are believed to be linked to the dehumidifiers causing more than $2 million in property damage. The CPSC says the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing risks to consumers. So far, no injuries have been reported.
This recall involves dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
The dehumidifiers were sold nationwide at major retailers 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.
You can also go to CPSC.gov for more information on the exact models involved in the recall.
From KSHB-TV and Keith King, a great local consumer reporter.