Another company announces massive dehumidifier recall

Recalled Midea dehumidifier.
Recalled Midea dehumidifier.

(WBAY) – Check your basements. There’s been another massive recall of dehumidifiers that can overheat and catch fire.

GD Midea is recalling about 3.4 million units sold in the United States and Canada.

There have been 38 reports of smoke and fire, causing $4.8 million in property damage. There are no reports of injuries.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the GD Midea recall involves these sizes and brand names:

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

GD Midea dehumidifier recall.
GD Midea dehumidifier recall.

The units, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Lowes, Menards, and other stores nationwide from Jan. 2003 to Dec. 2013. The units cost between $100 and $300.

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The CPSC says consumers should turn off and unplug the units and contact GD Midea for a replacement of partial refund.

To pursue a replacement or refund, call 800-600-3055. Customer service hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

This recall is separate from the Gree dehumidifier recall that was announced in 2013. Click here to view details about the millions of units recalled by Gree.

Malfunctioning dehumidifiers have been linked to a number of fires across the country, including ones in Fond du Lac, Kaukauna, and Green Bay.