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Gree recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; over 2.2 millions units recalled
Washington, D.C. – Gree Electric Appliances is recalling 12 brands of dehumidifiers because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. There has been more than $2 million in property damage reported.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Dehumidifiers
Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Units: About 2.2 million in the United States and 52,500 in Canada
Description: This recall involves 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. Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.
Incidents/Injuries: The firms have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Gree toll-free at 866.853.2802 from 8:00am to 8:00pm ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm ET, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.
Sold at: AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110.00 and $400.00.
Importer: Airwell of France; CNA of Wood Dale, Ill.; Danby of Ontario, Canada; De’Longhi of Italy; Frigidaire, of Charlotte, N.C.; Gree USA Sales Ltd. of City of Industry, Calif.; IRP of Pineville, N.C.; MJC America Ltd. dba Soleus International Inc. of Walnut, Calif.; and Sunrise of Quebec, Canada.
Manufacturer: Gree Electric Appliances, of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov,
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