IMPORTANT Gree Dehumidifier Recall + A Few More

I see recalls every day, and pick and choose when to say something.  I usually trigger off of recalls that threaten children.  Or recalls that impact many consumers.  The first recall noted triggers a few categories all at once.  Millions have bought these units, there have been dangerous incidents and property damage involved.

Here's an important and critical recall of Gree Dehumidifiers!

Some of the Dehumidifier models that Gree is recalling have had issues overheating, and leading to smoke and catching fire.  The faulty models have generated 165 incidents, 46 of which include fires that amount to over $2 million in property damage.

The units impacted: 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers,

The units are white, beige, gray or black plastic.

They measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.

The brand names the affected units were sold under are Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

They were sold at places like AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com.

The time frame that they were sold was from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers, if you think you are impacted by this recall.  If so, contact Gree to receive a full refund.

You can toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

OR visit CPSC.gov and search for the item in question for a huge list of model numbers.

{http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/}

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Other recalls include

Hachette Book Group Recalls Children’s Books titled “Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3” and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You” due To Choking and Laceration Hazards...   a piece of their books (a rod) can break off, releasing some beads and other parts of their books.

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Also, Visonic recalls some Amber Alert Personal Emergency Response System kits.  There's an issue with the system accurately detecting a low battery condition.

Yea... that's a pickle.

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(www.cpsc.gov)


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  1. I filed for a return on 2/24. So far the only thing I have to show for it is a dehumidifier with no plug. When I call the number I get a recording sending me to more recordings. Any ideas?

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