If you’ve got a home dehumidifier, now is the time to check it out. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued yet another recall of millions of dehumidifiers that can overheat and start a fire in your home.
This latest major recall affects about 3.4 million Midea dehumidifiers of various sizes sold under dozens of brand names including household giants like GE, Kenmore and Frigidaire. The dehumidifiers were manufactured by GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. of China and sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013, according to the CPSC.
Consumers can check HERE for the full list of brand names and to see if their dehumidifier is part of this latest recall.
If you have one, immediately turn it off, unplug it and contact GD Midea for a replacement or partial refund.
This is serious stuff, folks. The dehumidifiers involved in this latest recall are implicated in 38 reports of smoke and fire and about $4.8 million property damage.
Read the full article at http://abcnews.go.com/Business/consumer-alert-millions-home-dehumidifiers-recalled/story?id=43253462