121510 through 111011
Deshumidificador Danby modelo DDR3011
Danby or Premiere
0112 through 0612
Note: Four additional models of SoleusAir dehumidifiers have been added, several date code ranges have been expanded and 160 additional incidents and 25 more fires reported. (Oct. 30, 2013) This recall was expanded on January 30, 2014 to include 350,000 GE-brand dehumidifiers made by Gree.
Date code range
De’Longhi dehumidifier model DDSE30
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund.
Leon Jackson of downstate Normal and his family were lucky to survive last September, when a dehumidifier they didn’t realize had been recalled caught fire, causing extensive damage to their home. His family was asleep when the unit, in the basement, apparently overheated and caught fire sometime before 5 a.m.
Sophie Meranda with her dog Bubba, who died last August in a fire caused by a recalled dehumidifier. | Provided photo
They’ve caused hundreds of house fires with millions in damages and figured in last month’s first-ever criminal charges under a federal product-safety law.
Damage caused by a fire caused by a recalled dehumidifier. | Consumer Product Safety Commission
“It is troublesome that we are continuing to see fires with recalled dehumidifiers because what that means is people are unaware about the recall,” CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis says.
“We haven’t been back since the fire,” Jackson says. A smoke alarm was “pretty much the only thing that kept it from being a tragedy.”
Normal Fire Chief Mick Humer says the units can smolder out of sight in a basement for hours before fire spreads.
The recalls cover about 6.8 million dehumidifiers that were sold as late as 2013 at major stores including Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Sam’s Club, Sears, Ace Hardware, Walmart and Amazon.com.
With the warm weather, the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to check their make and model against several announced recalls for dehumidifiers made by Gree Electric Appliances, GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. and LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., all in China.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to check the make and model of their dehumidifiers to see if they've been recalled, warning of fires.