In November 2018, Gree Electric Appliances, Inc., of Zhuhai, China, recalled more than 2.5 million dehumidifiers sold in the United States and another 1 million sold in Canada. This recall was issued after the company received 382 reports of the dehumidifiers smoking, burning, and catching fire. In addition, 615 reports of property damage, including 43 reports of fires resulting in moderate property damage and minor injuries, were reported.
The recalled dehumidifiers were sold in the following colors and various sizes at Walmart, Kmart, Amazon, Home Depot, and other retailers nationwide and online from January 2005 through August 2013. The recalled models and the corresponding dehumidifier descriptions, sizes, brands, and model numbers are explained in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Notice. The brand names involved in the recall are: Danby, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir, and SuperClima.
Consumers are advised to immediately turn off and unplug the recalled dehumidifier and to contact Gree for further instructions. Gree is providing a refund, store credit, or replacement product to consumers who own any dehumidifier included in the recall.