Recall Alert: More than 2 million dehumidifiers for heat and fire risk
(WJLA) - The recall of more than 2 million dehumidifiers is being reannounced Friday, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC).
The dehumidifiers are made by Gree Electric Appliances of China for a number of brand-name companies sold in America.
The products were first recalled back in September because they can overheat and catch fire - but the CSPC said, consumers didn't listen.
Reports of overheating dehumidifiers has increased by 400 percent since the first recall, prompting the agency to reissue it.
The recall includes many different sizes and brand names, including some General Electric, Kenmore and Frigidaire models.
The CSPC is urging people to own the recalled dehumidifiers to turn them off and unplug them immediately.
Owners can contact Gree for a refund. Call Gree toll-free at 1-866-853-2802 between 8 a.m. amd 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or contact the company online at www.greeusa.com and click on "Recall" for more information.
For more information or to report an issue with one of the recalled dehumidifiers, visit the CSPC website.