SCRANTON — A Mount Wolf couple are suing Gree USA Inc.; Gree Electric Appliances Inc. of Zhuhai; Gree USA Sales Ltd; and Hong Kong Gree Electric Appliances Sales Co. Ltd.; citing alleged liability, negligence and product liability.

Shaun and Christie Mumford filed a complaint on May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania alleging that the Chinese company and its United States entities manufactured a defective dehumidifier.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they sustained fire damage to their property. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly sold a dehumidifier to the plaintiffs which caused a fire on their property; Gree dehumidifiers had been subject to a prior recall because of overheating and fire hazards.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount that exceeds $75,000, court costs, treble damages and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Steven L. Smith of the Law Offices of Steven L. Smith P.C. in Swarthmore.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:17-cv-00813-SHR

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