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Dehumidifier recall: Units linked to 46 fires, $2 million in damage (+video)

Dehumidifier recall involves more than 2 million units made by Gree Electric Appliances under the brand names Frigidaire, Kenmore, and others. No injuries have been reported in the incidents that triggered the dehumidifier recall. 

By Associated Press / September 12, 2013

Shoppers and sales representatives walk through the aisles at the Home Depot store in Williston, Vt., in 2010. A dehumidifier recall includes units sold by Home Depot, Lowe's, Kmart, and other retailers between 2005 and August 2013.

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WASHINGTON

More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and more than $2 million in property damage.

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. They were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances and carried the brand names of Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

The dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

They were sold nationwide at major retailers including Home Depot, Kmart and Lowe's between January 2005 and August of this year.

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree at 866-853-2802 for a refund.

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