About Home Depot Hampton Bay Dehumidifiers

Recall Date: 12/17/2009

Home Depot Recalls Dehumidifiers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2009 Release # 10-082 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 553-3199 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Home Depot Recalls Dehumidifiers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Hampton Bay Dehumidifiers Units: About 2,000 Importer: The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Ga. Hazard: An internal component can fail causing the dehumidifier to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Home Depot has received 18 reports of the dehumidifiers catching fire. One consumer reported a burn injury to his forearm. Description: The dehumidifiers are beige, have four wheels, and measure 21 inches high, 13 ½ inches wide and 17 ½ inches long. “Hampton Bay” is printed on the front panel. Model HB-50 is being recalled. The model number is printed on the back interior panel. Sold at: The Home Depot from November 2000 through May 2007 for between $120 and $150. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers and contact Home Depot to receive a gift card for the full amount of the purchase price. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Home Depot at (800) 553-3199 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.homedepot.com

Consumer Contact

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Manufacturers

  • Home Depot
  • Hampton Bay

Made In

  • China

Category ID: 1910

Hazards

  • Fire & Fire-Related Burn

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2010/Home-Depot-Recalls-Dehumidifiers-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards