Gree Electrical Appliances of China has announced the recall of about 2.2 million dehumidifiers sold under various brand names in the U.S. and Canada.
The company says that the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Gree says that is has received reports of 165 separate incidents related to the recalled dehumidifier units, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The recalled dehumidifiers were sold through major home improvement stores in the U.S. and Canada, and through Amazon.com and eBay.com from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400, depending on the unit’s capacity. The dehumidifiers were sold under a number of different brand names, including Danby, DeLonghi, Fedders, Frigidaire, Kenmore and SoleusAir