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.
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