Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire risk

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(Fire damage caused by faulty dehumidifier/Courtesy: CPSC.gov)

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced 12 brands of dehumidifiers have been recalled, stating the devices can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

More than $2 million in property damage has already been reported.

The dehumidifiers were sold under the brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

A refund will be offered on affected models.

For more information about the recall, visit greedehumidifierrecall.com.

Gree may also be contacted at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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