About 2.5 million dehumidifiers are being recalled for the fourth time following 450 reports of fires and nearly $20 million in property damage, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you had property damage or suffered a personal injury from a dehumidifier fire, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Update: Wisconsin Dehumidifier Fire Injures 2, Displaces 4
April 4, 2017 – Fire department officials in Green Bay, Wisconsin, are blaming a defective dehumidifier for a house fire that injured two people and displaced four others. One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation; damage was estimated at $8,000.
What’s the Problem?
November 30, 2016 – The recall was issued Tuesday by Gree, and involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers sold under the following brand names: Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. Click here for a complete list of model numbers and date codes affected by this action.
The recall was first announced in September 2013, updated in October 2013 and expanded in January 2014. Recalled dehumidifiers were sold between January 2005 and August 2013 for $110-$400 at the following retailers: AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores in the U.S. and Canada.
The brand name and pint capacity are printed on the front of affected dehumidifiers. Model numbers and date codes can be found 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.
CPSC urged customers who purchased recalled dehumidifiers to stop using them immediately and contact Gree for a refund.
Earlier this month, a recall for 3.4 million humidifiers was issued after the appliances were linked to at least 38 reports of smoke and fire resulting in nearly $5 million in property damage. Affected dehumidifiers were manufactured by GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. of China and sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other retailers across the U.S. from Jan. 2003 through Dec. 2013.
Do I have a Dehumidifier Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in dehumidifier recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury and property damage cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had property damage or suffered a personal injury from a dehumidifier, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.