Gree Electric Appliances has issued a recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for dehumidifiers that present a serious fire and burn injury risk. The company is recalling 2.2 million products in the U.S. and an additional 52,500 in Canada, with 12 dehumidifier brands affected.
According to reports, dehumidifiers included in the recall have the brand names of: Danby, Kenmore, De’Longhi, Norpole, Fedders, Premiere, Fellini, Seabreeze, Gree, SoleusAir, and SuperClima.
The 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65, and 70 pint models within these brands are all included in the recall. A total of 165 incidents have been reported in connection to the dehumidifiers. While no injuries have been reported, there have been 46 fires and a resulting $2.15 million in property damage. The products were sold at stores nationwide and online from January 2005 through August 2013.
Gree advises all product owners to immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers. Owners can call Gree at (866) 853-2802 or contact them through the recall link at www.greeusa.com to receive a full refund.
For more information on the recall and the specific models included in the Gree recall, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/.