Recalled Appliances, and Believe it or Not the CPSC Does Not Have a Search
Let’s take one of the most recommended household appliances, the dehumidifier
as an example
inspectors, mold testers and remediators and medical practitioners advise to
use a dehumidifier to avoid mold. Mold grows the most when humidity is above
45% RH. Less moisture in the air, less mold in the home and a healthier
dehumidifier makes sense when you look at it that way. Who wants a child to
have more Asthma attacks? Who wants mold and odor in the basement? GREAT
You know the
old fire and water theme? Well, here is the rub with dehumidifiers. There are
millions of them in service that could catch your home on fire. Now you would
think you could just and look up dehumidifiers and know which ones to purchase.
Will Not Believe the List of Recalled Dehumidifier Brands
Well, here is
a list of the brands that have at least one model under recall:
Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole,
Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir ,SuperClima. LG, Goldstar, Comfort-Aire, CEM,,
brands were accumulated from a less than five minute Google search. There are
more brands with recalls, but this was a long enough list to make a point.
should check their home for recalls on their appliances. It doesn’t happen very
often. Nobody wakes up in a morning and says I am going to spend the day
searching the CPCS site, one recall at time to see if my appliance is listed.
The solution is to use the event of the home inspection as the opportunity to
do this important chore. Recalls are not always about fires and injury. They
can also be the result of defects that if know can result in the manufacturer
paying for repairs instead of a homeowner.
How to Check Your Home
The best way
to do this is to use a Home Inspector that offers the ReCallChek service at no
additional cost as a part of the home inspection.
is in the process of having a home inspection conducted.
If you are concerned about your safety or have an appliance then needs repair,
the second-best way is to do to a RecallChek portal such as
www.ApplianceRecallCheck.com and enter model and serial numbers yourself for a
small fee for all of the appliances in your home.