Another company announces massive dehumidifier recall

Recalled Midea dehumidifier
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Originally published November 3, 2016 (WBAY) - Check your basements. There's been another massive recall of dehumidifiers that can overheat and catch fire.

GD Midea is recalling about 3.4 million units sold in the United States and Canada.

There have been 38 reports of smoke and fire, causing $4.8 million in property damage. There are no reports of injuries.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the GD Midea recall involves these sizes and brand names:

25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following brand names:
Airworks
Alen
Arcticaire
Arctic King
Beaumark
Coolworks
ComfortAire
Comfort Star
Continental Electic
Crosley
Daewoo
Danby
Danby & Designer
Dayton
Degree
Diplomat
Edgestar
Excell
Fellini
Forest Air
Frigidaire
GE
Grunaire
Hanover
Honeywell
Homestyles
Hyundai
Ideal Air
Kenmore
Keystone
Kul
Midea
Nantucket
Ocean Breeze
Pelonis
Perfect Aire
Perfect Home
Polar Wind
Premiere
Professional Series
Royal Sovereign
Simplicity
Sunbeam
SPT
Sylvania
TGM
Touch Point
Trutemp
Uberhaus
Westpointe
Winix
Winixl

The units, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Lowes, Menards, and other stores nationwide from Jan. 2003 to Dec. 2013. The units cost between $100 and $300.

The CPSC says consumers should turn off and unplug the units and contact GD Midea for a replacement of partial refund.

To pursue a replacement or refund, call 800-600-3055. Customer service hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

This recall is separate from the Gree dehumidifier recall that was announced in 2013.

Malfunctioning dehumidifiers have been linked to a number of fires across the country, including ones in Fond du Lac, Kaukauna, and Green Bay.



 
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