A recall has been issued for several dehumidifiers that can overheat, smoke and catch fire.
The manufacturer says no injuries have been reported, but 38 instances of smoke and fire have been reported, totalling roughly $4.8 million in property damages.
Units under the recall include 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers, under the following brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arctic King, Arcticaire, Beaumark, Comfort Star, ComfortAire, Continental Electric, Coolworks, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Homestyles, Honeywell, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, SPT, Sunbeam, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl.
The units were sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores across the country from January 2003 through December 2013.
Consumers are urged to turn off and unplug dehumidifiers, and to contact the manufacturer, Midea, for either a partial refund, or a replacement. Dehumidifiers purchased before Oct. 1, 2008 will receive a partial refund, but not a replacement. Manufacturing dates are located on the back of the units.
To determine if you’re eligible for a refund or replacement, visit https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier and enter the information for your product.