Recall Roundup: 2.5 million dehumidifiers fire hazards

Gree re-announcing recall of several brands

By Marilyn Moritz - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO -  The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging people to check their dehumidifiers. Gree has recalled 2.5 million dehumidifiers after reports of 450 fires causing $19 million in damage.

The recall involves 20-, 25-, 30-, 40-, 45-, 50-, 65- and 70-pint dehumidifiers sold under the following brand names: Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE,  Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

They were sold from January 2005 through August 2013.

Check model numbers and dates included in the recall here.

The dehumidifiers were initially recalled three years ago, but they remain in many homes. Gree is re-announcing the recall because of the risk they present. They can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

Consumers should stop using them and contact Gree for a refund.

Contact information: 866-853-2802 or www.greeusa.com.

IMUSA has recalled 17,500 espresso makers sold in 2014 because the filler cap can crack or pop off, posing a steam-burn danger.

They were sold at Target, Sears and other stores. The affected model numbers are GAU-18200 and GAU-18201.

For more information on receiving a replacement part, click here.

Cleaning your carpets might just make you sick if you use a recalled powder from Milliken.

The company is recalling six brands of dry carpet-cleaning powder because it can contain bacteria that can lead to infection in people with compromised immune systems.

The brands include Arm & Hammer, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar.

Click here to contact the company to get a replacement product.