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GE Brand Dehumidifiers by Midea Recalled for Repair

  • GE Brand Dehumidifier by Midea
  • Back of GE Brand Dehumidifier by Midea
  • Model/Serial Number Label on the back of the GE Brand Dehumidfier by Midea
Name of Product:
GE Brand Dehumidifiers
Hazard:
A component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
April 29, 2014
Units:
About 15,500
Consumer Contact

Midea toll-free at (855) 861-2799 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.midea.com/us/ and click on Product Recall Info at the bottom of the page under the Support heading.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 30-pint portable GE brand dehumidifiers. The dehumidifiers are white plastic and measure about 19 inches tall, 13 inches wide and 9 inches deep with a front-loading water bucket. "GE" and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier. Model, serial and manufacture dates are located on a label on the back of the dehumidifier. The model, serial and manufacture dates included in the recall are:

 

Model Number

Serial Number Begins with:

Manufacture Date

ADKW30LN

 

AT1, DT1, FT1 or GT1

2010/01 through 2010/04

(for January 2010 through April 2010)

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers, unplug them and contact Midea for instructions on returning their recalled dehumidifier for a free repair. Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the retailer where purchased. 

Incidents/Injuries:

Midea and GE have received one report of a fire contained within the dehumidifier unit. No other property damage or injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At:
Walmart stores nationwide from March 2010 to December 2010 for about $170.
Importer:

GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky. 

Importer

GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky. 

Distributor

GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-164
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