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Dehumidifiers, bicycles recalled

38 reports of smoke, fire from dehumidifiers

SAN ANTONIO – After dozens of reports of smoke and fires, Midea is recalling 3.4 million dehumidifiers sold under 52 brand names.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

The company has received 38 reports of smoke and fire, causing about $4.8 million in property damage. The dehumidifiers were sold at Lowes and other retailers from 2003-2013.

To determine if your dehumidifier is included in the recall, visit https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier.

Dehumidifier owners should unplug the appliance and contact Midea at 800-600-3055, or visit www.midea.com/us/ and click on "product recall."

Trek has recalled 2,600 bicycles because the fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall danger. The recall involves 2014 Trek Farley and 2015 Trek Farley 6 models.

Owners can return the bike to the retailer for a free inspection and repair. For more information, visit www.trekbikes.com. Click on "safety and recalls" at the bottom of the webpage.

Peg Pergo is recalling 3,000 children's ride-on vehicles because the motor can overheat and ignite.

The recall involves the 850 Polaris Sportsman, 24-volt battery-operated toy vehicle for children ages 5-7.

Three incidents of overheating have been reported, as well as one burn. Parents should contact Peg Perego. The company is contacting known customers directly.

For more information, visit http://us.pegperego.com.


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