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Millions Of Dehumidifiers Recalled Over Fire, Burn Hazards

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Examples of dehumidifiers included in a nationwide recall. (Credit: CPSC)

Examples of dehumidifiers included in a nationwide recall. (Credit: CPSC)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - A major recall has been issued for dehumidifiers that have reportedly caused over $2 million in property damages after catching fire.

This recall involves dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Manufacturers have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Property damage caused after a dehumidifier caught fire. (Credit: CPSC)

Property damage caused after a dehumidifier caught fire. (Credit: CPSC)

About 2.2 million units were sold nationwide, in addition to 52,000 sold in Canada, at retailers such as AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club and Sears, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.

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. Capacities range from 20- to 70-pint.

Click here to see a complete list of recalled model numbers.

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

For more information, contact Gree at 866-853-2802 or visit http://www.greeusa.com/.

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