Dehumidifier recall gets bigger, check your model

Published On: Jan 30 2014 05:59:51 PM EST
Recalled GE dehumidifier

You may remember a big dehumidifier recall back in September of last year. The recall affected 2.2 million appliances. Now, Gree Electric Appliances is recalling an additional 350,000 dehumidifiers for the same reason: they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

In addition to the recall in the United States, another 2,700 are being recalled in Canada.

This recall involves 30, 40, 50, 65-pint dehumidifiers with the GE brand name. 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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says if you have any of the dehumidifiers affected by the recall, you should stop using it, unplug it,
and contact Gree for a refund.

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.

You can call 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.

The dehumidifiers were 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.

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