CITY OF GALESBURG

Dehumidifier Recalls

July 31, 2019 02:00 PM
GFD_Dehumidifier
 
Recently, the Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire that had been caused by a dehumidifier and this isn’t the first time. Galesburg is not alone with this problem. Throughout the US, malfunctioning dehumidifiers have sparked fires. Even if the fire is contained to the dehumidifier, the smoke damage throughout the home can be extensive, dangerous to breathe and expensive to clean. For years companies have recalled possibly hazardous dehumidifiers. Consumers should take down the model number on their unit and search to see if it is recalled. If it is, turn it off immediately and contact the company for a repair or refund.

 

The dehumidifiers were manufactured by Gree, Midea and LG Electronics but sold under dozens of brand names, including GE, Frigidaire, Kenmore and Comfort-Aire.

 

Gree has recalled 2.5 million dehumidifiers under these brand names: Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir, SuperClima.

If you see your brand on the list, go to http://bit.ly/2nepaup for more detailed information.

 

Midea has recalled 3.4 million dehumidifiers sold under these brand names.: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electric, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore (Canada), Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, Winixl.

If you see your brand on the list, go to http://bit.ly/2ejaSYh for more detailed information.

 

LG Electronics recalled 98,000 dehumidifiers sold at Walmart and Home Depot since 2009: Comfort-Aire, Goldstar

 

Additionally below is a list of resources with recall information:

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

The CPSC compiles product recalls. Search "dehumidifier recall" to get additional resources.
W: 
https://www.cpsc.gov/
P:  800.638.2772

GREE RECALL

W: http://bit.ly/2nepaup
P:  866.853.2802

MIDEA RECALL

W: http://bit.ly/2ejaSYh
P:  800.600.3055

 

Contact the Galesburg Fire Department with any questions: 309.345.3757

 

 

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City of Galesburg, 55 W. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-1387, Phone: 309-343-4181