Gree USA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reiterated a recall of 2.5 million dehumidifiers sold in the U.S. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.
According to the CPSC, the dehumidifiers are credited with causing 450 fires and $19 million in property damage.
The recall was first announced in September 2013, updated in October 2013 and expanded it in January 2014.
Gree Electric Appliances of China manufactured the products sold under various brand names including: Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
Those brands were sold by various retailers including AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears and Walmart. The dehumidifiers were also sold online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com.
Information on which specific models have been recalled is available on the CPSC website.
Anyone who owns one of these dehumidifiers is asked to immediately unplug and stop use. Contact Gree for a full refund. Gree may be contacted by phone toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
This announcement follows a massive recall of 3.4 dehumidifiers by GD Midea in early November.