Update: Dehumidifier Fires Prompt Warning in Oregon
October 6, 2018 – A post on Oregon’s Elk River Fire Department Facebook page is warning consumers about an ongoing dehumidifier recall, urging everyone to check units to see if theirs is being recalled. The post was prompted by at least 2 separate dehumidifier fires that recently occurred in homes around Elk River, officials said.
Which Dehumidifiers are Affected by the Recall?
November 4, 2016 – This recall affects Midea humidifers sold under 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.
The humidifers were sold at Lowes, Menards, and other retailers nationwide from Jan. 2003 to Dec. 2013. The units cost between $100 and $300. Click here to see if your humidifier is included in the recall.
If you own one of the affected humidifiers, Midea recommends that you unplug it immediately and contact the company for a replacement or refund.
In recent years, CPSC has recalled millions of other dehumidifiers after hundreds of reports of fires and overheating.
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
To date, no class action lawsuit has been filed over property damage or personal injuries alleged from Midea dehumidifiers. However, our lawyers are investigating potential individual lawsuits against dehumidifier manufacturers for people who were injured or whose homes were damaged by a defective dehumidifier. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Pennsylvania Dehumidifier Lawsuit Settled Out of Court
September 8, 2017 – A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in which a Pennsylvania woman alleged that a dehumidifier caused property damage in a 2014 house fire. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Wilson’s attorneys said the money is coming from China and is expected by Nov. 1.
Wisconsin Dehumidifier Fire Injures 2, Displaces 4
April 4, 2017 – Fire department officials in Green Bay, Wisconsin, are blaming a defective dehumidifier for a house fire that injured two people and displaced four others. One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation; damage was estimated at $8,000.
Dehumidifier Fire Destroys Indiana Family’s Home
December 29, 2016 – Just weeks after a nationwide recall for millions of dehumidifiers was re-announced, a Central Indiana family’s home was destroyed by a fire that was ignited by one of the appliances. Tom Wood and his family were playing a game at their kitchen table Tuesday night when they smelled smoke. He went downstairs to investigate and discovered a wall of smoke. The firefighters who responded to the blaze confirmed that the humidifier was one of those being recalled following 450 reports of fires and more than $24 million in property damage.
2.5 Million Gree Dehumidifers Recalled Over Fire Risk
November 30, 2016 – About 2.5 million dehumidifiers are being recalled for the fourth time following 450 reports of fire and nearly $20 million in property damage, according to a recall announcement issued Tuesday. CPSC issued the first recall for the dehumidifiers in Sept. 2013 after receiving multiple reports of the devices overheating and catching fire. A month later the agency updated the recall. In 2014, the action was expanded to include additional models.
Do I Have a Dehumidifier Recall Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in dehumidifier recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury and property damage cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered a burn or other injury from a humidifier, or your house had fire damage, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.