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Company Execs Indicted for Failing to Report Flammable Dehumidifiers

Company Execs Indicted for Failing to Report Flammable Dehumidifiers April 11, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Industry, CA: Simon Chu and Charley Loh, part-owners and former executives of Chinese appliance manufacturer Gree Electric Appliances and a company that imported, distributed, and sold China-manufactured dehumidifiers to retailers, allegedly knew the dehumidifiers caught fire but failed to report and recall (too expensive) the defects for at least six months. According to the indictment, the two men “deliberately” withheld information about the defective dehumidifiers.
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Fire Department Sees Two Dehumidifier Fires in Sheboygan

Fire Department Sees Two Dehumidifier Fires in Sheboygan December 8, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Sheboygan, WI Battalion Chief Gary Kolberg from the Sheyboygan Fire Department in Sheboygan, Wisconsin says the dehumidifier in the house his firefighters were called to was so incinerated he couldn’t even tell what the serial number was on the unit.
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Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled Following Reports of Fire And Property Damage

Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled Following Reports of Fire And Property Damage November 30, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Gree Electric Appliances of China and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have re-issued a massive recall of allegedly defective dehumidifiers following reports of 450 Fires and $19 million in property damage. According to the CPSC’s website, the brand names included in the recall are Frigidaire, Soleus Air, Kenmore, among others.
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Dehumidifier Recall Announced Again

Dehumidifier Recall Announced Again May 25, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Dallas, TX A dehumidifier recall that was announced in September 2013 is being announced again, with the company that makes the appliance reminding people that certain Gree dehumidifiers have been recalled. According to the renewed recall, not all consumers heeded the warning, and incident reports involving fires and burns have increased dramatically since the recall was initially announced.
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Supplier Tried to Warn Gree About Dehumidifier Problem Well Ahead of Recall

Supplier Tried to Warn Gree About Dehumidifier Problem Well Ahead of Recall April 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC There is no question that the contents of the accompanying video is disturbing. That’s because what you’re looking at is one of the recalled dehumidifiers by Gree (and sold under different brand names). They’re manufactured in China. And this dehumidifier, depicted here in the throes of burning to a crisp, could easily have been in your basement.
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