Home Depot Recalls Dehumidifiers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

RELEASE DATE December 17 2009
MANUFACTURER Hampton Bay
BRANDS Hampton Bay
UNITS About 2,000
HAZARD An internal component can fail causing the dehumidifier to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
DESCRIPTION The dehumidifiers are beige, have four wheels, and measure 21 inches high, 13 ½ inches wide and 17 ½ inches long. "Hampton Bay" is printed on the front panel.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There has been 18 reports of the dehumidifiers catching fire. One consumer reported a burn injury to his forearm.
SOLD AT The Home Depot.
SOLD DATES November 2000 through May 2007
MANUFACTURED IN China
REMEDY Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers and contact Home Depot to receive a gift card for the full amount of the purchase price.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 553-3199
Contact Site: www.homedepot.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
Hampton BayDehumidifier HB-50 Any
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