Overheating Dehumidifiers Recalled

Post On 09-14-2013

Humidifiers made by Gree Electric Appliances were taken off the market recently, and customers are urged to stop using them. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced the recall of 2 million dehumidifiers which were discovered to be the source of fires that resulted in $2 million in property damage. They were determined to be hazardous since they may overheat. The dehumidifiers were linked to 46 fires that resulted in property damage. There haven’t been any injuries associated with this recall as of now. Over $2.15 million in property damage was reported by officials due to the fires. The products were sold using 12 different brand names between 2005 and last month. The 12 companies include Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. The products can hold various amounts of water. Consumers who bought this product are asked to go to Gree’s website and enter their product’s model number in order to see if their product is part of the recall. The pint capacity and brand name are located on the dehumidifier, and the model number and date code are printed on the products as well. Consumers who purchased this product can request a refund from Gree. It is illegal to sell a recalled product, authorities reminded retailers. Customers can also request a refund on the company’s website, according to news reports.