USA: Chinese manufacturer Gree has recalled 1.56 million portable dehumidifiers in the USA after reports of at least 23 fires, 688 incidents of overheating, and $168,000 in property damage.
The recall involves 42 models of dehumidifiers sold in the USA with brand names Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze. All were manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014.
The products were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide, at prices between $110 and $400.
US consumers have been advised to immediately stop use, unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund.