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Recall alert: 52 brands of dehumidifiers may catch fire

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About 3.4 million dehumidifiers sold in the United States are being recalled because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 38 reports of smoke and fire, and $4.8 million in property damage. No one has been injured.

Millions of Chinese-made dehumidifiers recalled

Manufactured by GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. of China, the dehumidifiers were sold at Lowe’s, Menards, PC Richard and other stores from 2003 through 2013.

Recalled units include 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70 and 75-pint dehumidifiers, under the following brand names:

  1. Airworks
  2. Alen
  3. Arcticaire
  4. Arctic King
  5. Beaumark
  6. Coolworks
  7. ComfortAire
  8. Comfort Star
  9. Continental Electic
  10. Crosley
  11. Daewoo
  12. Danby
  13. Danby & Designer
  14. Dayton
  15. Degree
  16. Diplomat
  17. Edgestar
  18. Excell
  19. Fellini
  20. Forest Air
  21. Frigidaire
  22. GE
  23. Grunaire
  24. Hanover
  25. Honeywell
  26. Homestyles
  27. Hyundai
  28. Ideal Air
  29. Kenmore (Canada)
  30. Keystone
  31. Kul
  32. Midea
  33. Nantucket
  34. Ocean Breeze
  35. Pelonis
  36. Perfect Aire
  37. Perfect Home
  38. Polar Wind
  39. Premiere
  40. Professional Series
  41. Royal Sovereign
  42. Simplicity
  43. Sunbeam
  44. SPT
  45. Sylvania
  46. TGM
  47. Touch Point
  48. Trutemp
  49. Uberhaus
  50. Westpointe
  51. Winix
  52. Winixl

The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the back of the dehumidifier. To see if yours has been recalled, enter the model number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier.

Consumers should stop using the units immediately. Contact GD Midea at 800-600-3055 for a replacement or partial refund.

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