As stated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. has been forced to recall more than 3 million dehumidifiers that can overheat, posing a serious burn and fire risk.
38 incidents of smoke and fire have been reported along with an estimated $4.8 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Around 3.4 million units were sold in addition to 850,000 units sold in Canada. Each unit sold for between $100 and $300.
The dehumidifiers were for sale at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard, and other stores from January 2003 to December 2013.
GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. manufactures the dehumidifiers in China.
The following information was provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
The recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers from: