Note: Four additional models of SoleusAir dehumidifiers have been added, several date code ranges have been expanded and 160 additional incidents and 25 more fires reported. (Oct. 30, 2013) This recall was expanded on January 30, 2014 to include 350,000 GE-brand dehumidifiers made by Gree.

Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. Brands included in this recall are Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall date: September 12, 2013
Recall number: 13-283
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  • Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP

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    Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP

  • De’Longhi dehumidifier model DDSE30

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    De’Longhi dehumidifier model DDSE30

  • SuperClima dehumidifier model DG50

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    SuperClima dehumidifier model DG50

  • Fedders dehumidifier model  FEDH-MAH030-C15

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    Fedders dehumidifier model FEDH-MAH030-C15

  • Fellini dehumidifier model 13-06030

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    Fellini dehumidifier model 13-06030

  • Frigidaire dehumidifier model FDM30R1

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    Frigidaire dehumidifier model FDM30R1

  • Deshumidificador Gree modelo GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

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    Deshumidificador Gree modelo GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

  • Kenmore dehumidifier model 407.52301210

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    Kenmore dehumidifier model 407.52301210

  • Norpole dehumidifier model NPDH30PG

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    Norpole dehumidifier model NPDH30PG

  • Seabreeze dehumidifier model DH450S

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    Seabreeze dehumidifier model DH450S

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 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35547r-eng.php
Units

About 2.2 million in the United States and 52,500 in Canada

Description

This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.  Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep. 

 

Danby or Premiere

Model number

Capacity

Date code range   

DDR3011

30-pint

All units

DDR30P

30-pint

All units

DDR4511

45-pint

All units

DDR45P        

45-pint            

All units

DDR6511      

65-pint

All units

DDR65CHP  

65-pint            

All units

De’Longhi or SuperClima

Model number          

Capacity        

Date code range

DDSE30 

30-pint

All units 

DDSE40

40-pint

All units

DG50 

50-pint

All units

Fedders

Model number

Capacity        

Date code range

FEDH-MAH030-C15

30-pint            

All units

FEDH-MAH070-C15

70-pint

All units

Fellini

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

13-06030        

50-pint

All units

13-06031        

70-pint            

All units

Frigidaire

Model number

Pint capacity

Date code range

FDB30R1

30-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDB50R1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDB70R1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDD25S1

25-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDF50S1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDF70S1

70-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDL30R1

30-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDL50R1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL50S1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL70R1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL70S1

70-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDM30R1

30-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDR30S1

30-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

Gree

Model number  

Capacity        

Date code range   

13-06090        

30-pint            

All units

13-06091        

45-pint

All units

13-06092        

50-pint            

All units

13-06093        

70-pint            

All units

GDN20AH-K4EAB1A

20-pint            

All units

GDN20AH-K5EBB3A

20-pint            

All units

GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

30-pint

All units

GDN30AH-A4EBB1A

30-pint

All units

GDN40AH-A4EBB1A

40-pint            

All units

GDN45AH-A3EBB2A

45-pint            

All units

GDN50AF-A3EBA8A

50-pint            

All units 

GDN50AF-A3EBA8B

50-pint            

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBA8A

70-pint            

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBB3A

70-pint

All units

GDN70AI-A3EBB2A           

70-pint            

All units

GDNE30AEBA1A8A           

30-pint            

All units

GDNE40AEBA1A8A

40-Pint           

All units

GDNE50AFBA1A8A           

50-pint

All units

GDNE65AFBA1A8A

65-pint

All units

Kenmore

Model number

Capacity        

Date code range        

407.52301210

30-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52501210

50-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52701210

70-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52702210

70-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-08

Norpole

Model number

Capacity        

Date code range

NPDH30PG

30-pint            

All units

Seabreeze

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DH450S

50-pint            

All units

DH470S

70-pint

All units

SoleusAir

Model Number

Capacity        

Date code range

CFM-25E

25-pint            

All units

CFM-40E

40-pint

All units

DPI-30-03

30-pint

All units

DPI-40-03

40-pint

All units

DPI-50-03

50-pint

All units

DPI-50-30A

50-pint

All units

DPI-70-03

70-pint All Units  

GL-DEH-30-1           

30-pint

1211 through 0612     

GL-DEH-45-2           

45-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-50-2L2

50-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-50-2Q2

50-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-70-2S2

70-pint            

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-70P-2S2

70-pint

0112 through 0612

GM-DEH-30M-1L2

30-pint

010512 through 061412

GM-DEH-30M-1R2

30-pint            

010512 through 061412

GM-DEH-45-1

45-pint

122511 through 062112

GM-DEH-70-1S2

70-pint

010512 through 062112

SG-DEH-25-4

25-pint

032711 through 081712

SG-DEH-30-2

30-pint

032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-30B-1

30-pint

011210 through 041310

SG-DEH-30M-1

30-pint

010210 through 071512

SG-DEH-30M-1A

30-pint

121510 through 111011

SG-DEH-30M-1L2

30-pint

010510 through 071512

SG-DEH-30M-1R2

30-pint            

010510 through 071512

SG-DEH-45-1

45-pint            

010210 through 071512

SG-DEH-45-1A

45-pint

121510 through 111011

SG-DEH-45-2

45-pint            

032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-50-2

50-pint

010712 through 010712

SG-DEH-70-1

70-pint            

010210 through 071512

SG-DEH-70-1A

70-pint            

121510 through 111011

SG-DEH-70-2

70-pint

032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-70-2S2

70-pint

032711 through 050712

Incidents/Injuries

The firms have received reports of 325 incidents, including 71 fires and $2,725,000 in property damage. 

Remedy

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

Sold at

AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.

Importer

Airwell of France; CNA of Wood Dale, Ill.; Danby of Ontario, Canada;  De’Longhi of Italy; Frigidaire, of Charlotte, N.C.; Gree USA Sales Ltd. of City of Industry, Calif.; IRP of Pineville, N.C.; MJC America Ltd. dba Soleus International Inc. of Walnut, Calif.; and Sunrise of Quebec, Canada.

Manufacturer

Gree Electric Appliances, of China

Manufactured in

China

  • Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP

  • De’Longhi dehumidifier model DDSE30

  • SuperClima dehumidifier model DG50

  • Fedders dehumidifier model FEDH-MAH030-C15

  • Fellini dehumidifier model 13-06030

  • Frigidaire dehumidifier model FDM30R1

  • Deshumidificador Gree modelo GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

  • Kenmore dehumidifier model 407.52301210

  • Norpole dehumidifier model NPDH30PG

  • Seabreeze dehumidifier model DH450S