Sears Recalls Dehumidifiers Because Fire Is Not A Safe Dehumidification Method

Yes, it’s a story about a Sears appliance, but not about its misdelivery or problems with getting it repaired. Well, sort of. If you bought a Kenmore-branded dehumidifier from Sears or from Kmart between 2003 or 2009, unplug it right away and get in touch with the company. More than a hundred overheating units have been reported to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and some have caught fire or melted.

Here are the recalled model numbers:

35-pint (2004) – 580.54351400
50-pint (2003) – 580.53509300
70-pint (2003) – 580.53701300
70-pint (2004) – 580.54701400
70-pint (2005) – 580.54701500

If you have an affected model, you’ll get a gift card to Sears or to Kmart and a coupon for $25 off another dehumidifier. You know, because you’ll be so keen to buy another dehumidifier from Kenmore right away.

Sears Recalls Kenmore® Dehumidifiers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards [CPSC]
Sears Kenmore® Dehumidifier Recall [Official Site] (Thanks, SirWired!)