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40 pint dehumidifier
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Dehumidifiers (306)
Soleus International Inc    
SoleusAir
Unknown
 
Unknown  
Sears
Unspecified
8/28/2008 This date is an estimate
The reporter stated that her mother-in-law had her 40 pint dehumidifier plugged in an outlet on the “auto cycle” and her smoke alarm went off. The report stated that her mother-in-law went to the basement and found that dehumidifier in flames. She stated that her mother-in-law immediately disconnected the dehumidifier and pour water to put out the flames. The reporter stated that the flames were approximately 8 feet high.

The reporter stated that the fire department was not called and no one was injured.

She stated that there was expensive smoke damage in the entire house. The reporter stated that her mother-in-law hired a company to clean the smoke damage, but she was unsure on how much she would be paying.

The reporter stated that she will be contacting the manufacturer to file a report.

She stated that she became aware of recall# 13-283. The owner originally had a [REDACTED] model [REDACTED]. This was recalled and the SoleusAir was the replacement . Model and serial are unknown, burned in the fire.
9/16/2013
Other 
Incident, No Injury
Other Relative
Female
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
The consumer stated that she will be contacting the manufacturer to file a report.
No
Yes
Comment from Soleus International Inc 7/17/2014
I contact the customer on 07/16/2014 to follow up with them and see if they have filed a claim for their unit and damages with the recall center. If not, I will collect the customer's information and help get the claim process started for them with the recall center.

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