Dehumidifiers that can start fires recalled by consumer protection agency


Nearly 100,000 dehumidifiers are being recalled after reports of 11 incidents of property damage, including four building fires, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The Chinese-made dehumidifiers, manufactured by LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., were sold under the Goldstar and Comfort-Aire brands at Walmart, Home Depot and Heat Controller Inc. The dehumidifiers also are being recalled by Health Canada.

Those who have the dehumidifiers are asked to stop using them immediately.

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