Sears has recalled almost 800,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers due to a fire and burn hazard associated with the units. These dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire.
To date there have been 107 reports of incidents and more than $7 million in property damage. There were three reports of smoke inhalation injuries. Thankfully there haven’t been any more serious injuries associated with the recall.
The recall applies to 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers manufactured between 2003 and 2005. Model numbers can be found at the CPSC recall page.
Consumers who own the recalled dehumidifier should turn it off and unplug it immediately and contact Sears to receive a gift card or to request a check for the refund amount.
Credit: CPSC Recall Page