Greater than 1.5 million dehumidifiers offered at main retailers nationwide have been recalled after a whole lot of reviews that the machines overheated, and in some circumstances caught fireplace and prompted property injury.
At the least 40 fashions of dehumidifiers with model names Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze can “overheat, smoke, and catch fireplace, posing fireplace and burn hazards to shoppers,” based on a discover posted by the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee.
The affected fashions have been manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014 by Gree Electrical Home equipment Inc., which relies in Zhuhai, China.
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The home equipment have been then offered at shops nationwide, together with House Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Sam’s Membership, Sears and Walmart, based on the discover.
The recall was initiated after Gree obtained reviews that at the least 23 machines caught fireplace and 688 machines had overheated.
The machines additionally allegedly prompted $168,000 in property injury, the recall discover stated.
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“Customers ought to instantly cease use, unplug the dehumidifiers, and make contact with Gree to obtain a refund,” the discover reads.
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The identify, mannequin quantity and date code might be discovered on the again, entrance or aspect of the machine, based on the recall.
The machines got here in a number of colours and measured between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches vast, and 9 and 11 inches deep, the discover continued.