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Sears, Kmart recall dehumidifiers

Retailers Sears and Kmart of Hoffman Estates, IL are recalling nearly 800,000 Kenmore brand dehumidifiers manufactured in China.

The companies have reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Sears and Kmart say that they have received 107 reports of incidents related to the recalled dehumidifiers, resulting in more than $7 million in property damage and three cases of smoke inhalation injuries.

The recalled dehumidifiers were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide, as well as through and from 2003 through 2009 for between $140 and $220.

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Read additional details about the recall of Kenmore brand dehumidifiers manufactured in China and sold at Sears and Kmart stores.



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