Millionsof dehumidifiers recalled because of fire danger
The Chinese-made units were sold undernumerous brand names
About 3.4 million GD Midea dehumidifierssold under just about every brand name you can think of are being recalledbecause they can overheat and catch fire. Midea has received 38 reports ofsmoke and fire. About $4.8 million in property damage has been reported, butthere have been no injuries reported thus far.
The brand name, model number, pint capacity, and manufacture date areprinted on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. To determineif your dehumidifier has been recalled, enter the model number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier](https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier).
The humidifiers were sold at Lowes,Menards, PC Richard, and other stores nationwide from January 2003 throughDecember 2013 for between $100 and $300.
This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60,65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following brand names:Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire,Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby &Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air,Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air,Kenmore (Canada), Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis,Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, RoyalSovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp,Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl
Consumers who have a faultymodel should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contactGD Midea for either a replacement unit or a partial refund. Consumers whosedehumidifiers were manufactured before October 1, 2008 will receive a partialrefund, not a replacement. The manufacturing dates can be found on the back ofunits.
Consumer Contact: GD Midea at 800-600-3055 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT,Monday through Friday or online at www.midea.com/us/](http://www.midea.com/us/).Click on Product Recall for more information.