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Dehumidifier recall due to overheating issues

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September 13, 2013

A joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. affects certain model number dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. under the Danby, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree and Premiere brands. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke or catch fire. The manufacturer is aware of 165 incidents of dehumidifiers overheating, smoking, or catching fire in the United States. Health Canada notes that to date there have been no Canadian reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these dehumidifiers. Approximately 52,546 recalled dehumidifiers were sold across Canada by Danby, Sunrise and Frigidaire between August 2008 and August 2013.

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