Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled After Fires Reported
Over 2 million dehumidifiers have been recalled after reports of dozens of fires and millions of dollars in property damage. The dehumidifiers were sold at popular retailers like Home Depot, Kmart, and Lowe's.
Manufactured by Gree Electric, the recalled products were sold under the following brand names:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the faulty dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, and catch fire. So far, they have been linked to 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. The affected models were sold between January 2005 and August of this year.
Consumers are advised to immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree for a refund.
"Over 2 million dehumidifiers recalled, reports of fires." WTAE.com. September 12, 2013.