Dehumidifiers recalled after overheating, fires


An appliance maker is renewing its recall for more than two million dehumidifiers.

The consumer product safety commission announced appliance manufacturer Gree has issued another recall for a line of its dehumidifiers on Friday.

The dehumidifiers are made in China and were initially recalled in September because they can overheat and catch fire.

But people didn’t heed the warning and incidents of overheating dehumidifiers jumped 400 percent.

People who own the recalled dehumidifiers are urged to turn them off and unplug them immediately.

The recall involves dehumidifiers with capacity ranging from 20 to 70 pints, sold under the brand names: Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

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