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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Dehumidifiers

Hazard:

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

Units

About 350,000 in the United States and 2,700 in Canada (Gree previously recalled 2.2 million dehumidifiers under 12 other brand names in September 2013)

Description

This recall involves 30, 40, 50, 65-pint dehumidifiers with the GE brand name.  Recalled model numbers are listed below. The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. The dehumidifiers are light gray plastic and measure between 19 and 23 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.  

 

Model Number Capacity Manufacture Date
ADER30LN 30 pint  

 

1/08 through 12/10 

 

(for January 2008 through December 2010)

ADEW30LN 30 pint 
AHR30LL 30 pint 
AHR30LM 30 pint 
AHW30LM 30 pint 
ADER40LN  40 pint
AHH40LL  40 pint 
AHR40LL  40 pint 
AHR40LM  40 pint 
ADEH50LN  50 pint
ADER50LN  50 pint 
ADEW50LN  50 pint 
AHH50LM  50 pint 
AHR50LL  50 pint 
AHR50LM 50 pint 
AHW50LM 50 pint 
ADER65LN 65 pint
ADEW65LN 65 pint 
AHR65LL 65 pint 
AHR65LM 65 pint 
AHW65LM 65 pint
Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 16 reports of incidents with the recalled GE-brand dehumidifiers, including 11 reports of overheating with no property damage beyond the units, and 5 reports of fires beyond the units which were associated with about $430,000 reported in property damage. This is in addition to more than 71 fires and $2,725,000 in property damage reported with other brands of Gree-manufactured dehumidifiers in theprevious recall.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund.

Sold at

Sam’s Club, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $180 and $270.

Manufacturer

Gree Electric Appliances, of China

Importers

GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Manufactured in

China

 

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