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Faulty product causes millions in damages, massive recall underway

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

A massive recall is underway after $4.8 million dollars in property damage was reported due to a fire hazard.

Close to 3.4 million Midea dehumidifiers are being pulled after they were found to overheat, smoke or catch fire.

The 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 (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, and Winixl.

The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. To determine if your dehumidifier has been recalled, enter the model number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier

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

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact GD Midea for either a replacement unit or a partial refund. Consumers whose dehumidifiers were manufactured before October 1, 2008 will receive a partial refund, not a replacement. The manufacturing dates can be found on back of units.

These products were sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013 for between $100 and $300.

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