WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBAY) - Home Depot has agreed to pay a $5.7 million civil penalty for selling and distributing thousands of recalled products, including dehumidifiers, fire extinguishers, and washing machines.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the company agreed to settle charges that it sold or distributed the products between Aug. 2012 and Nov. 2016.
It is against federal law to sell products that are subject to a recall that has been announced by the CPSC.
During this time, Home Depot sold Gree dehumidifiers that are subject to a massive recall due to a fire risk. Action 2 News has covered numerous stories on recalled dehumidifiers sparking fires.
As a result of the settlement, Home Depot will have to prove that it is compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Act.