Company reannounces recall of 2.5 million dehumidifiers

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Air conditioning company Gree has reannounced the recall of 2.5 million dehumidifiers that can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

The dehumidifiers have caused more than 450 fires and $19 million in property damage, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall was first announced in September 2013, updated October 2013 and expanded in January 2014. It was reannounced November 29 after units continued to be blamed for fires.

The recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website has information on the specific models being recalled, and the commission said consumers should immediately unplug and stop using recalled dehumidifiers and contact Gree for a full refund.

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