2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled for Fire Risk

by Karl Utermohlen | September 12, 2013 2:22 pm

Over 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled after it was revealed that these dehumidifiers can potentially cause a fire.

Detroit Free Press reports that these appliances[1] can overheat, smoke and catch on fire and this has led to a massive recall from several Gree Electric Appliances brands. At least 46 fires and $2 million in property damage have resulted from faulty dehumidifiers according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

These Gree dehumidifiers include Danby, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Kenmore, SuperClima and others. They were sold in large retailers such as Home Depot (HD[2]) and Kmart (SHLD[3]).

The commission added that no injuries were reported from these fires.

  1. Detroit Free Press reports that these appliances: http://www.freep.com/article/20130912/BUSINESS07/309120104/Over-2-million-dehumidifiers-recalled-for-fire-risk
  2. HD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HD
  3. SHLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SHLD

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