Dehumidifier fires have caused more than $30 million in property damage and many serious injuries. More than 500 fires have been reported and over 7 million dehumidifiers have been recalled.
Need a Texas Dehumidifier Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled dehumidifier fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Gree Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
Gree Electric Appliances of China re-announced a recall for 2.5 million dehumidifiers that could catch on fire. The recalled dehumidifiers were linked to at least 450 fires and $19 million in property damage. The problem is they can overheat, smoke, melt, and catch on fire, posing a burn injury hazard to consumers.
In March 2016, Gree agreed to pay $15 million for failing to report dehumidifier fires. Incidents began in July 2012 and Gree made design changes to fix the problem, but did tell the U.S. government or issue a recall until the following year.
Gree initiated the recall in September 2013, updated it in October 2013, and expanded it to include GE dehumidifiers in January 2014. The recall includes dehumidifiers sold under the following brand-names:
4 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled by Chinese Manufacturer
In November 2016, a major Chinese manufacturer recalled 4.25 dehumidifiers in the U.S. and Canada after 38 reports of smoke or fires and $4.8 million in property damage. No injuries were reported.
GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China recalled dehumidifiers sold under dozens of brand-names, including:
Airworks, Alen, Arctic King, Arcticaire, Beaumark, Comfort Star, ComfortAire, Continental Electric, Coolworks, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Homestyles, Honeywell, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, SPT, Sunbeam, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl
Sears Recalls Kenmore Dehumidifiers
Sears recalled nearly 800,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers in August 2012 because they could catch on fire. The recalled dehumidifiers were linked to 107 incidents, over $7 million in property damage, and 3 smoke-inhalation injuries.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit for dehumidifier recalls. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were seriously injured or had property damage from fires.
About Class Actions
Class action lawsuits are useful when a lot of people have the same legal claim — seeking refunds for a defective dehumidifier that was recalled, for example. If compensation is awarded, everyone who joins the class action shares the payout equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions have disadvantages for people who have more serious legal claims than the average person who just wants a refund. Another problem is that class action lawyers sometimes accept a “low-ball” settlement and charge massive fees, which reduces the payout. Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits. There is no excuse for selling a dehumidifier that can burn your house down. We specialize in helping victims of defective products seek compensation for their injury, medical expenses, financial losses, and more.
Need a Dehumidifier Recall Lawyer in Texas?
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