GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Since 2009, companies have recalled dehumidifiers due to fire and burn hazards. Malfunctioning dehumidifiers have sparked hundreds of fires in the United States. The damage is in the millions.
The dehumidifiers were manufactured by Gree, Midea and LG Electronics but sold under dozens of brand names, including GE, Frigidaire, Kenmore and Comfort-Aire.
Consumers should take down the model number on their unit and search to see if it is recalled. If it is, turn it off immediately and contact the company for a repair or refund.
Gree has recalled 2.5 million dehumidifiers under these brand names. If you see your brand on the list, go to http://bit.ly/2nepaup for more detailed information:
Midea has recalled 3.4 million dehumidifiers sold under these brand names. If you see your brand on the list, go to http://bit.ly/2ejaSYh for more detailed information:
- Arctic King
- Comfort Star
- Continental Electric
- Danby & Designer
- Forest Air
- Ideal Air
- Kenmore (Canada)
- Ocean Breeze
- Perfect Aire
- Perfect Home
- Polar Wind
- Professional Series
- Royal Sovereign
- Touch Point
LG Electronics recalled 98,000 dehumidifiers sold at Walmart and Home Depot since 2009:
Not sure where to look? We've put together a list of resources here as well as under the "Related Information" section within this story.
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
The CPSC compiles product recalls. Search "dehumidifier recall" to get additional resources.
You'll find a slideshow of what some of the dehumidifiers look like below. We did not label them since dehumidifiers sold under different brand names may look the same.