Midea Recalls over 3 Million Dehumidifiers over Serious Fire Hazards


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Dehumidifiers manufactured by Midea and sold under 50 different brand names are affected by a recall over a fire and burn risk.

About the Midea Dehumidifier Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 3.4 million dehumidifiers in the United States are affected by the recall. The recalled units can overheat, smoke, and catch on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to users and properties.

The manufacturer has received 38 reports of smoke and fire. In addition, approximately $4.8 million worth of property damage has been reportedly linked to the recalled dehumidifiers. There are no injuries reportedly linked to the recalled units.

Consumers are advised to turn off and unplug recalled units and contact Midea for a replacement or partial refund. Consumers with dehumidifiers manufactured before October 1, 2008 will be eligible for a partial refund but no replacement.

Description of the Recalled Midea Dehumidifiers

The units affected by the recall include the following pint sizes:

  • 25, 30, 40, 40, 50, 65, 70, and 75

The following brand names are affected by the recall:

Airworks Daewoo Frigidaire Kul Royal Sovereign
Alen Danby GE Midea Simplicity
Arcticaire Danby & Designer Grunaire Nantucket Sunbeam
Arctic King Dayton Hanover Ocean Breeze SPT
Beaumark Degree Honeywell Pelonis Sylvania
Coolworks Diplomat Homestyles Perfect Aire TGM
ComfortAire Edgestar Hyundai Perfect Home Touch Point
Comfort Star Excell Ideal Air Polar Wind Trutemp
Continental Electic Fellini Kenmore Premiere Uberhaus
Crosley Forest Air Keystone Professional Series Westpointe
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The brand name, model numbers, pint size and manufacture dates are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. To see if your dehumidifier is part of the recall, enter the model number here.

Recalled dehumidifiers were sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide between January 2003 and December 2013.

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