More than 2 million Gree dehumidifiers recalled

This picture shows damage from a defective Gree dehumidifier. Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission
This picture shows damage from a defective Gree dehumidifier.
Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission

A manufacturer is offering refunds in the recall of more than two million dehumidifiers that have been linked to nearly four dozen fires and more than $2.15 million in property damage in the United States and Canada.

Gree Electric Appliances made the dehumidifiers under a host of brand names, including Danby, De’Longhi , Frigidaire and Kenmore. They were sold nationwide by major retailers, including Home Depot, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.com and Lowe’s, between January 2005 and last month.

The defective units, which were made in China, can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

The recall includes 2.2 million units in the United States and 52,500 in Canada, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In addition to Danby, De’Longhi , Frigidaire and Kenmore, the defective dehumidifiers were sold under the names SoleusAir, Premiere, Fedders, Fellini, Gree, Norpole, Seabreeze and SuperClima.

Consumers are urged to immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers. Contact Gree at 866-853-2802 for a refund.

For more information on this recall, click here to visit the CPSC page.



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