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Dehumidifiers recalled over fires; linked to $4.8 million in property damage

Recalled dehumidifiers (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) Recalled dehumidifiers (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

More than 50 brands of dehumidifiers are impacted by a massive recall.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. issued a recall of about 3.4 million dehumidifiers sold under the following brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore (Canada), Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix and Winixl.

According to the CPSC, the company received 38 reports of fire and smoke involving the appliances and $4.8 million in property damage.

The recall involved 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70 and 75-pint dehumidifiers sold between January 2003 and December 2013. The appliances were sold on Amazon.com and at stores nationwide, for between $100 and $300.

Consumers can click here to find out whether their dehumidifiers are part of the recall.

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