Fire department officials in Green Bay, Wisconsin, are blaming a defective dehumidifer for a house fire that injured two people and displaced four others.
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What’s the Problem?
April 4, 2017 – Fire crews were dispatched last month to a single-family home on the 800 block of Karl Street in Allouez, Wisconsin, where a fire had started in the basement. When they arrived, crews found smoke and a small amount of fire.
All residents were evacuated, the fire was extinguished, and smoke was vented from the house.
One person was hospitalized with injuries associated with the fire. Damage was estimated at $8,000.
It is still not clear whether the dehumidifier was part of any of the recent recalls. In November, Gree recalled about 2.5 million humidifiers for the 4th time following 450 reports of fire and nearly $20 million in property damage. Also in November, GD Midea issued a recall for about 3.4 million humidifiers in the U.S. and Canada after the appliances were linked to at least 38 fires and nearly $5 million in property damage.
CPSC has issued separate recalls for millions of other dehumidifiers in recent years after numerous reports of overheating and at least 121 fires.
Do I Have a Dehumidifier Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical 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 suffered a burn or other injury from a dehumidifier, or if your house had fire damage, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.