Legal News for Georgia Product Liability Lawyers. 18 dehumidifiers reportedly caught fire, CPSC and Home depot announced voluntary recall.
CPSC announced recall of dehumidifiers due to fire hazard.
Atlanta, GA—Home Depot has participated in the voluntary recall of Hampton Bay Humidifiers due to the fire and burn hazards they pose on Thursday December 17, 2009, as reported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/. Approximately 2,000 of these appliances, which remove humidity from the air, have been recalled. They are described by the CPSC as a beige apparatus with four wheels that measures 21 inches high, 12 ½ inches wide and 17 ½ inches long. The model number for the dehumidifier being recalled is HB-50, which is allegedly printed on the back interior panel of the device. The company name, “Hampton Bay”, is printed on the front panel. These dehumidifiers were being sold at Home Depot locations from November 2000 to May 2007 for $120 to $150.
It was reported that if a particular interior component failed, it could allegedly cause the dehumidifier to overheat. This could inevitably create a fire and/or burn hazard for the consumer. According to the CPSC notification of this specific recall, allegedly 18 consumers reported that their dehumidifiers caught on fire. Another consumer also reportedly acquired a burn injury on his arm after coming into direct contact with the appliance.
Consumers have been advised to return these Hampton Bay Dehumidifiers to Home Depot in exchange for a gift card with the full amount of money paid for the product.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Georgia Product Liability Attorneys.