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More than 1.5 million humidifiers have been recalled for fire and combustion hazards

CPSC

The recall involves 42 model dehumidifiers manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014 under the brand names Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze. Dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and ignite, causing fires and harming consumers.



CNN

Chinese home appliance manufacturer Gree Reminds 1.56 million humidifiers pose fire and burn hazards, including reports of 23 units catching fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

Along with the fires, consumers reported 688 heating incidents and $168,000 in property damage, according to the CPSC.

Kenmore is recalling 42 model dehumidifiers manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014 under several brand names, including Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze.

CPSC lists the recalled model numbers, which are printed on the back, front or side of the unit, on its website.

These dehumidifiers were sold at big box retailers including Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Sam’s Club, Sears, and Walmart.

Unpack CPSC dehumidifiers immediately and contact Gree for a refund.

“Dehumidifiers are white, brown, gray, or black plastic and are 19 to 24 inches high, 13 to 15 inches wide, and 9 to 11 inches deep,” the CPSC said.

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