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Old 11-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Newport, TN
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For the last 3 weeks, (see posting today in Slide outs about our "Wicky-Leak problem"), we have been using a Soleus Air 30 pint dehumidifier, which we purchased new from Lowes in 2012, to dry out the interior of our Wildwood TT.

Our backup dehumidifier had quit working, and while doing some research on that, i learned that there was a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall on the exact model of Soleus Air dehumidifier we were using, BECAUSE IT CAN BURST INTO FLAMES AND BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE (OR BASEMENT OR RV). I had to make a special trip out to get this unit and get the date code and, lo and behold, it is the exact one pictured in this article on fire:

Soleus Air And Kenmore Dehumidifiers May Catch Fire, Pulled From Stores – Consumerist

Luckily, ours did not catch on fire, in spite of running 24/7 for the past 3 weeks on constant dehumidification mode, but it could have. The manufacturer, GREE MFG, has a recall for 12 different brands of dehumidifiers, including Kenmore, Frigidiare, Soleus Air and others.

Be sure to check your dehumidifier if you bought it in the last few years. The mfgr will send you a kit to return the label and power cord and issue you a refund. That's more than what Lowes will do, as they are aware of the recall, but have no system in place to notify customers of this life safety hazard. Probably the same for Sears or Home Depot, to be fair, so don't expect a card in the mail.

Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported |
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