Gree Reannounces Dehumidifier Recall Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Fires and Property Damage Reported

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.

Recall date: May 15, 2014
Recall number: 14-179
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  • Property damage from fire involving a recalled Gree-manufactured dehumidifier

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    Property damage from fire involving a recalled Gree-manufactured dehumidifier

  • Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011

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    Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011

  • 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

  • Gree dehumidifier model GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

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    Gree dehumidifier model 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

  • SoleusAir dehumidifier model GL-DEH-50-2L2

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    SoleusAir dehumidifier model GL-DEH-50-2L2

  • GE dehumidifier model ADEW30LN

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    GE 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

Units

About 2.5 million in the United States and 55,000 in Canada (This recall was first announced in September 2013, updated in October 2013 and expanded in January 2014)

Description

This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, 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

 

GE
Model number Pint capacity Date code range
ADER30LN 30 pint 01/08 through 12/10
ADEW30LN 30 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR30LL 30 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR30LM 30 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHW30LM 30 pint 01/08 through 12/10
ADER40LN 40 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHH40LL 40 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR40LL 40 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR40LM 40 pint 01/08 through 12/10
ADEH50LN 50 pint 01/08 through 12/10
ADER50LN 50 pint 01/08 through 12/10
ADEW50LN 50 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHH50LM 50 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR50LL 50 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR50LM 50 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHW50LM 50 pint 01/08 through 12/10
ADER65LN 65 pint 01/08 through 12/10
ADEW65LN 65 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR65LL 65 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHR65LM 65 pint 01/08 through 12/10
AHW65LM 65 pint 01/08 through 12/10

 

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
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
DP1-30-03 30-pint All units
DP1-40-03 40-pint All units
DP1-50-03 50-pint All units
DP1-50-03A 50-pint All units
DP1-70-03 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 1211 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 number of reported incidents of overheating dehumidifiers has increased nearly 400 percent from 119 in the original recall (September 2013) to 471 reported incidents. The number of reported fires has increased more than 200 percent from 46 to 121 reported fires. Property damage reports have more than doubled from $2.15 million in the original recall to nearly $4.5 million.

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, Walmart 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.

Importers

Airwell of France; CNA of Wood Dale, Ill.; Danby of Ontario, Canada;  De’Longhi of Italy; Frigidaire, of Charlotte, N.C.; GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.; 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

  • Property damage from fire involving a recalled Gree-manufactured dehumidifier

  • Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011

  • 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

  • Gree dehumidifier model GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

  • Kenmore dehumidifier model 407.52301210

  • Norpole dehumidifier model NPDH30PG

  • Seabreeze dehumidifier model DH450S

  • SoleusAir dehumidifier model GL-DEH-50-2L2

  • GE dehumidifier model ADEW30LN