The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for millions of dehumidifiers that can overheat and start a fire in your home. Affected humidifiers have been linked to at least 38 reports of smoke and fire, resulting in $4.8 million in property damage.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: 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 compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: Dehumidifier Fires Prompt Warning in Oregon
October 6, 2018 – A post on Oregon’s Elk River Fire Department Facebook page is warning consumers about an ongoing dehumidifier recall, urging everyone to check units to see if theirs is being recalled. The post was prompted by at least 2 separate dehumidifier fires that recently occurred in homes around Elk River, officials said.
What’s the problem?
November 4, 2016 – This recall affects about 3.4 million Midea dehumidifiers sold under dozens of brand names including: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl.
These products 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. Click here to see if your dehumidifier has been recalled.
If you own one of the affected dehumidifiers, you should turn it off immediately, unplug it and contact Midea for a refund or replacement.
CPSC has issued separate recalls for millions of other dehumidifiers in recent years after numerous reports of overheating and at least 121 fires. Our lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits against dehumidifier manufacturers for people who were injured or whose homes were damaged by an overheated dehumidifier.
Update: Pennsylvania Dehumidifier Lawsuit Settled Out of Court
September 8, 2017 – A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in which a Pennsylvania woman alleged that a dehumidifier caused property damage in a 2014 house fire. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Wilson’s attorneys said the money is coming from China and is expected by Nov. 1.
Dehumidifier Fire Destroys Indiana Family’s Home
December 29, 2016 – Just weeks after a nationwide recall for millions of dehumidifiers was re-announced, a Central Indiana family’s home was destroyed by a fire that was ignited by one of the appliances. Tom Wood and his family were playing a game at their kitchen table Tuesday night when they smelled smoke. He went downstairs to investigate and discovered a wall of smoke. The firefighters who responded to the blaze confirmed that the humidifier was one of those being recalled following 450 reports of fires and more than $24 million in property damage.
2.5 Million Gree Dehumidifers Recalled Over Fire Risk
November 30, 2016 – About 2.5 million dehumidifiers are being recalled for the fourth time following 450 reports of fire and nearly $20 million in property damage, according to a recall announcement issued Tuesday. CPSC issued the first recall for the dehumidifiers in Sept. 2013 after receiving multiple reports of the devices overheating and catching fire. A month later the agency updated the recall. In 2014, the action was expanded to include additional models.
Do I have a Dehumidifier Recall 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 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.