Dehumidifiers that can cause fire recalled

Over 2 million various electric dehumidifiers that were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances are being recalled due to risk that theydehumidifer may overheat and cause fire, according to an article published by USA Today on Thursday, September 12.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled dehumidifiers, which have various brand names and weigh anywhere between 20-70 pints, have reportedly caused 46 fires and over $2 million properties to be damaged, but no injuries.

The affect dehumidifiers were sold in major stores in the U.S. and in Canada from 2005 through August 2013. The manufacturer said in a press release that consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and call 866-853-2802 to obtain a refund. Other details regarding the defective dehumidifier are listed on the CPSC’s website.

If you’ve been injured due to this defective product or another unsafe product in Connecticut, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Paul Levin might be able to help you pursue compensation. Learn more about filing a product liability claim by calling us at 860.560.7226 today.

18 people, mostly children, injured in carnival ride failure

carnival rideA Connecticut carnival ride lost power Sunday afternoon, leaving 18 people, most of them children, injured. When the “swing” ride at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk lost power, riders immediately fell to the ground.

Twelve children and one adult were transported to hospitals in the area, many suffering from broken bones. Five others at the scene refused treatment. All but one victim were released by Sunday evening. The remaining hospitalized patient sufered non-life threatening injuries, however.

Other rides at the festival were shut down following the accident, but reopened later in the day after inspection.

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