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:
- Arctic King
- Comfort Star
- Continental Electic
- Danby & Designer
- Forest Air
- Ideal Air
- Kenmore (Canada)
- Ocean Breeze
- Perfect Aire
- Perfect Home
- Polar Wind
- Professional Series
- Royal Sovereign
- Touch Point
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.