WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Eight reports of fires have lead manufacturers to call back 198,000 dehumidifiers.
The recall impacts GE and Professional Series brand dehumidifiers.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS AFFECTED
The compressors can short circuit and pose a fire hazard. This involves 30 and 40 pint dehumidifiers. They are white with a front loading bucket.
The devices were sold at Home Depot, Walmart and Sam's Club.
For a free repair, don't return the dehumidifier to the retailer. Call the manufacturer, Midea, at (877) 593-8721.