Recall Issued for Several Dehumidifier Brands Across US | NBC4 Washington

Important News on Consumer Products That Can Keep You Safe

Recall Issued for Several Dehumidifier Brands Across US

Units under the recall include well-known brands like Honeywell and GE

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    A recall has been issued for several dehumidifiers, including those from popular brands like Honeywell and GE.

    A recall has been issued for several dehumidifiers that can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

    The manufacturer says no injuries have been reported, but 38 instances of smoke and fire have been reported, totalling roughly $4.8 million in property damages.

    New Artificial Wombs Stimulates Mom for Preemies

    [NATL] New Artificial Wombs Stimulates Mom for Preemies

    A new invention from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia may soon care for extremely premature babies. Artificial wombs stimulate an environment similar to a mother's womb - a method that researchers say is gentler than ventilators and incubators. 

    (Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

    Units under the recall include 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers, under the following brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arctic King, Arcticaire, Beaumark, Comfort Star, ComfortAire, Continental Electric, Coolworks, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Homestyles, Honeywell, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, SPT, Sunbeam, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl.

    The units were sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores across the country from January 2003 through December 2013.

    Consumers are urged to turn off and unplug dehumidifiers, and to contact the manufacturer, Midea, for either a partial refund, or a replacement. Dehumidifiers purchased before Oct. 1, 2008 will receive a partial refund, but not a replacement. Manufacturing dates are located on the back of the units.

    To determine if you’re eligible for a refund or replacement, visit https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier and enter the information for your product.

    Teens Overcoming Opioids Seek Treatment in Recovery Schools

    [NATL] Teens Overcoming Opioid Dependence Seek Treatment in 'Recovery Schools'

    A new method for battling teenage opioid abuse comes not in the form of a new drug or counseling method, but in special "recovery schools" that emphasize communal support and positive peer pressure. 

    (Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017)