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2.5 million dehumidifiers recalled due to fire risk

Published On: May 16 2014 05:04:41 PM CDT
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About 2.5 million dehumidifiers are being recalled in the United States. (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. 

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

Click here to see photos of the recalled models.

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                         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