• GREE Electric Appliances did the recall.
    GREE Electric Appliances did the recall.

Gree Electric Appliances of China has recalled 1.56 million dehumidifiers following reports of fires and risk of burns.

The recall followed 23 fires, 688 incidents of overheating, and $168,000 in property damage.

The US Product Safety Commission warned the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, and catch fire causing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

"This recall involves 42 models of dehumidifiers with brand names Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze, manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014,” the Commission said in a statement.

This is not the first time the dehumidifiers have faced recall.

The Commission has published a full list of the faulty models which are white, beige, gray and black plastic.

Anyone with a recalled humidifier should stop using it immediately and contact Gree for a refund.