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CPSC recalls dehumidifiers due to fire hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAIT) – The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission is recalling a dehumidifier because of a possible fire hazard.

According to the CPSC, GE and Professional Series Brand Humidifiers are being recalled because a component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit and pose as a fire hazard.

There have been a total of 14 incident reports involving smoke and fumes coming from the unit, and 8 reports of fires.

The recall involves the 30-pint and 40-pint portable dehumidifiers manufactured between November 2006, August 2007, and April 2008. The dehumidifiers are white with a front-loading water bucket.

The dehumidifiers have been sold at Walmart, Sam's Club, Home Depot, and other retail stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2009.

For a full list of the recalled items including the brand, model number and serial numbers click here.

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