Gree issued a recall of nearly 2.2 million dehumidifiers in the United States and 52,500 in Canada because they pose a fire hazard. According to the company, “The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.”
- Product Name: Dehumidifiers
- Manufacturer: Gree Electric Appliances, of China
- Units Recalled: About 2.2 million in the United States and 52,500 in Canada
- Places Sold:
- AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears
- Other stores nationwide and in Canada
- Online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com
- Dates Sold: From January 2005 through August 2013
- Price of Product: Between $110 and $400
- Product Description: 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
Injuries To Date:
- To date, 165 incidents have been reported.
- The incidents include damage 46 fires.
- The incidents include $2.15 million in property damage.
- To date, there have been no reports of personal injuries.
If you or a loved one has purchased the recalled Dehumidifiers, you should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers. You should then contact Gree for a full refund.
For information on the recall, consumers may contact Gree at (866) 853-2802. Consumers may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772.
What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product?
If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of these recalled Dehumidifiers, you may be entitled to compensation. It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.
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