Safety Alert Number 0912304


Home Depot Recalls Dehumidifiers
Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Release # 10-082
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 553-3199
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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. 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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10082.html