2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled for Fire Hazards

More than two million dehumidifiers are being recalled over a time span of eight years.  Several dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima have been recalled.  It was reported that these dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

There were 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

There are approximately 2.2 million units in the U.S. and 52,500 in Canada.

These dehumidifiers are supposed to prove helpful to consumers, but have done nothing but cause problems.

Many of these dehumidifiers were purchased at Home Depot, K-Mart, Lowe’s, hh Gregg, Menards and Amazon.com.

Sears announced the recall of nearly 800,000 dehumidifiers because of the new reports of fires and because so few consumers have responded to the first recall.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Sears has received seven additional reports of shorting and fire linked to the Kenmore dehumidifiers. One case resulted in severe burns to a person’s foot. Three of the fires caused more than $300,000 in property damage.

During the original recall last year, CPSC said Sears had more than 100 reports of problems with the dehumidifiers, including property damage and several cases of smoke inhalation.

The recall involves 35, 50 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with a Kenmore logo. They were manufactured by LG Electronics Appliance Co. between 2003 and 2005.

Owners can receive a full refund by going on the recall page at www.greeusa.com or calling 866-853-2802.

For more information, feel free to contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).

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