In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Gree Electric Appliances is recalling about 2.2. million dehumidifiers it manufactured in China and sold under 12 brand names from January 2005 through August 2013. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. For the fully array of affected brands and model numbers, please visit our information page HERE.
The companies have received reports of 1655 incidents, including 46 fires and @2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the affected dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a full refund.
The recall involves various-sized dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norople, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
The dehumidifiers were sold at: AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ebay.com for between $110 and $400. This includes some of the listed retail stores in Indiana. Recalled model numbers and data codes can be located at WWW.greedehumidifierrecall.com or call toll-free at 1-866-853-2802 from 9am to 3pm, ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 8am to 2pm.