CPSC, Whirlpool Announce Recall of Dehumidifiers

RELEASE DATE January 31 2002
MANUFACTURER Whirlpool
BRANDS Comfort-Aire, Kenmore, Whirlpool
UNITS About 1,400,000
HAZARD The dehumidifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
DESCRIPTION The dehumidifiers are white plastic, about 2-feet high and have a front-mounted water bucket.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 13 reports of the dehumidifiers overheating and causing fires, three of which resulted in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.
SOLD AT Department and appliance stores nationwide.
SOLD DATES February 1997 through December 2001
REMEDY Consumers should stop using these dehumidifiers and unplug them immediately.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 640-7139
Contact Site: www.dcsappliances.com/cust_serv/index.php 
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
WhirlpoolDehumidifier Any Any beginning with QG, QH, QJ, QK or QL
KenmoreDehumidifier Any Any beginning with QG, QH, QJ, QK or QL
Comfort-AireDehumidifier Any Any beginning with QG, QH, QJ, QK or QL
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