Gree has recalled about 1.56 million dehumidifiers due to a risk of fires and burn injuries.
There were reports of at least 23 fires, 688 incidents of overheating, and $168,000 in property damage related to the recalled dehumidifiers, according to safety officials.
The recall involves 42 models of dehumidifiers with brand-names like Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze.
The dehumidifiers were manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014. They were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide.
Safety officials are urging consumers to immediately stop using the dehumidifiers. Unplug them and contact Gree for a full refund. For more information, visit https://global.gree.com/usa/channels/840.html.