Dehumidifiers Recalled After Fire Hazards
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Several dehumidifiers manufactured by Midea are being
recalled after serious fire and burn hazard incidents. To date, the company has
received 38 reports of smoke and fire. Officials say property damages
have totaled about $4.8 million so far. However, no injuries have been reported.
The dehumidifiers issued in the recall were sold at retailers nationwide
and included popular stores such as Lowes, Menards, and PC Richard. The
dehumidifiers were sold at stores between January 2003 through December
2013. Their prices range from $100 to $300 per unit. The Consumer Product
Safety Commission is recommending owners of dehumidifiers to take the
time to look if your model number is among those recalled.
Due to the seriousness of the dangerous incidents, consumers with affected
dehumidifiers are urged to immediately turn off and unplug the appliance.
Consumers can contact GD Midea for a partial refund or a free replacement
unit. GD Midea will only issue a partial refund to consumers whose dehumidifiers
were manufactured before October 1, 2008. These manufacturing dates are
located on the back of the units and consumers can contact GD Midea for
more information during normal business hours. To see a complete list
of the recalled units, visit Midea’s website.
If you have sustained an injury or been a victim of property damage because
of a defective home appliance, please
contact St. Louis’ most reputable product liability attorneys at Meyerkord
and Meyerkord, LLC. Schedule a free consultation and sit down with a caring
and dedicated personal injury attorney.