The Consumer Product Safety Commission has re-issued a recall of dehumidifiers under multiple brand names and 450 fires have been reported.
There has also been $19 million in property damage.
The dehumidifier shown in the photo is only one of the kinds that have been recalled.
This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using recalled dehumidifiers and contact Gree for a full refund. Gree Electrical Appliances is based in China.
They were sold at: AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.
The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier, according to the CPSC.
The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit.
The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep, according to the CPSC..