(WHTM) – More than a million dehumidifiers are being recalled due to fire and burn hazards after 23 fires were reported.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall impacts 42 models of dehumidifiers with brand names Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze, manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014. Approximately 1,560,000 units are impacted by the recall.
The CPSC says there have been 688 incidents of overheating and $168,000 in property damage connected to the dehumidifiers.
The brand name and pint capacity are printed on the back, front or side of the unit and the model number is on a sticker.
|ADER50LSL1 (with date code 01/14)||50-pint|
The dehumidifiers were sold between 2011-14 at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide for between $110 and $400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the dehumidifiers, unplug them, and contact Gree to receive a refund. Those who contact the manufacturer will be signed up for a waitlist and will be contacted in 6-8 weeks with information on how to register for the recall.