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

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. Fires reported.

Recall date: January 30, 2014
Recall number: 14-095
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  • Property damage from fire involving a recalled GE dehumidifier

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    Property damage from fire involving a recalled GE dehumidifier

  • GE brand dehumidifier model ADEW30LN

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    GE brand dehumidifier model ADEW30LN

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

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37739r-eng.phpp
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

Importers

GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Manufactured in

China

  • Property damage from fire involving a recalled GE dehumidifier

  • GE brand dehumidifier model ADEW30LN