Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported
As if melamine contamination, toy lead poisoning, and solar panel failures weren’t enough. I received an email today regarding a dehumidifier I purchased(here on California’s central coast the humidity causes mold issues).
I immediately called the number to begin the refund process as should you if you have one of the models listed. The ominous message read:
We are writing to let you know that Gree is voluntarily recalling 12 brands of Dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
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. 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.
If you believe you are affected by this recall, you should immediately discontinue use of this product. Consumers should direct questions and concerns to Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8am to 8pm ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9am to 3pm ET or online atwww.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/