Dehumidifiers under a number of brand names (including Kenmore and Frigidaire) are being recalled by the China-based Gree Electric Appliances due to a serious fire hazard posed. 165 incidents have already been reported in conjunction with the defect that these dehumidifiers could suffer from, and of those, 46 involved a fire actually breaking out and doing damage to a structure. While no one has thankfully been hurt at this point, there has been property damage worth an estimated $2.15 million. Those fires are due to the units’ propensity to overheat and catch ablaze. A whopping 2.2 million units are being recalled around the country, and owners should unplug the devices at once. The company can be contacted by those looking for a refund. The items were available around the country between 2005 and last month.
For more about the recall, follow this link.