Nearly 3.5 million home dehumidifiers recalled

Posted at 4:56 AM, Nov 03, 2016

(NBC) - Nearly 3.5 million dehumidifiers are being recalled in the United States because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

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The recall involves dehumidifiers made by GD Midea and sold under more than 50 different brand names, including General Electric, Honeywell and Sunbeam.

Midea has received 38 reports of smoke and fire incidents and about $4.8 million in property damage.

No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using the product, unplug it and contact GD Midea for a replacement unit or a partial refund.

An additional 850 of the recalled dehumidifiers were sold in Canada.

Click here for a full list of the recalled products.

GD Midea can be reached at 800-600-3055 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel