3.5 million dehumidifiers recalled due to fire hazard

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards. (Courtesy: CPSC)
The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards. (Courtesy: CPSC)

(WFLA) — Nearly 3.5 million dehumidifiers are being recalled in the U.S. because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

The recall involves dehumidifiers made by GD Midea and sold under more than 50 different brand names.

This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, 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, and Winixl.

Midea has received 38 reports of smoke and fire incidents and about $4.8 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Consumer should stop using the product, unplug it and contact GD Midea for a replacement unit or a partial refund.

An additional 850,000 of the recalled dehumidifiers were sold in Canada.

GD Midea can be reached at 800-600-3055 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.midea.com/us/ and click on Product Recall for more information.