2 million dehumidifers on recalls list

By Robin Melen on September 18, 2013 12:01:00 am

Recalls-blog-artDEHUMIDIFIERS About 2.2 million (U.S.) and 52,500 (Canada) dehumdifiers with the brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir, and SuperClima. They were sold at 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, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The firms have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE
Unplug it and contact Gree to receive a full refund. Call 866-853-2802 or go to GreeDehumidifierRecall.com for more information.

FOOTED PAJAMAS About 38,000 pairs of children’s one-piece footed pajamas sold exclusively at The Children’s Place stores nationwide and online at www.childrensplace.com from January 2012 through May 2013 for about $15. The footed pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard to children. The garments are being recalled because they do not meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements.
IF YOU OWN A PAIR Return them to any The Children’s Place store for a full refund. Call 877-752-2387 or click here www.childrensplace.com for more information.

LIGHT FIXTURES About 8,000 Dolan Design ceiling-mounted light fixtures sold at Builders Lighting, Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting and other lighting showrooms nationwide, and online at destinationlighting.com between September 2008 and October 2009 for about $47. The fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade and lead to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers. The firm has received two reports of defective fixtures. No injuries have been reported to the firm.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to the place of purchase to obtain a free replacement fixture, or contact Dolan Designs to schedule a free in-home repair. Call 855-553-6526 or send an e-mail to flushmountrecall@dolandesigns.com. 

For the latest information on all recalls, go to Recalls.gov. There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

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