The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Sears and Kmart are recalling 795,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers due to a fire and burn hazard. The dehumidifiers can overheat, melt, smoke and catch fire. The CPSC has received over 100 reports of incidents with the dehumidifiers, including three smoke inhalation injuries and over $ 7 million in property damage.

According to the CPSC, the dehumidifiers were sold between 2003 and 2005. The recall effects 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers with a Kenmore logo on the front top of the unit.

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers. Owners can receive a Sears gift card for the unit in the amount of $75, $80, $90 or $100, depending on the size of the unit or they can request a check for the refund amount.

For additional information about the recall, visit the CPSC’s website.


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