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3M Dehumidifiers Recalled in Response to Dangerous Fire Hazard


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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.

About the Recalled Dehumidifiers 

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.

Brands Affected by the Recall

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:

  • Airworks
  • Alen
  • Arcticaire
  • Arctic King
  • Beaumark
  • Coolworks
  • ComfortAire
  • Comfort Star
  • Continental Electric
  • Crosley
  • Daewoo
  • Danby
  • Danby & Designer
  • Dayton, Degree
  • Diplomat
  • Edgestar
  • Excell
  • Fellini
  • Forest Air
  • Frigidaire
  • GE
  • Grunaire
  • Hanover
  • Honeywell
  • Homestyles
  • Hyundai
  • Ideal Air
  • Kenmore (Canada)
  • Keystone
  • Kul
  • Midea
  • Nantucket
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Pelonis
  • Perfect Aire
  • Perfect Home
  • Polar Wind, Premiere
  • Professional Series
  • Royal Sovereign
  • Simplicity
  • Sunbeam
  • SPT
  • Sylvania
  • TGM
  • Touch Point
  • Trutemp
  • Uberhaus
  • Westpointe
  • Winix
  • Winixl

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