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Gree Expands Dehumidifier Recall to Include GE Brand Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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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.

Remedy: Refund

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. 

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gree-Expands-Dehumidifier-Recall-to-Include-GE-Brand-Dehumidifiers/

Recall Details

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 the previous 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

Importer: GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37739r-eng.phpp

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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