A hot summer, a China product recall
In the midst of this hot, humid, wet summer, some cautionary news: a Kenmore dehumidifier that was sold exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores from 2003 to 2009 has been recalled.
The dehumidifier, which was made in China, can potentially "overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers."
The Washington Post reports that the product recall applies to roughly 795,000 units. So far, the faulty humidifier has been linked to 107 reported incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and three reports of smoke inhalation injuries.
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