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2.5 million dehumidifiers are recalled due to risk of fire and injury.
2.5 million dehumidifiers are recalled due to risk of fire and injury.

Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled as Fire Reports Soar

If you use a dehumidifier in your home or business, it is imperative that you check if it is included in this recall.

About 2.5 million dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances, of China, and sold in the United States under more than a dozen brand names are recalled after hundreds of reports of the units overheating and in many cases resulting in fires that caused significant property damage.

In addition, another 55,000 of these dehumidifiers are recalled in Canada.

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Affected by the recall are Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima brand dehumidifiers with capacities of 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70 pints.

Gree initiated the recall in September 2013 and expanded it in January 2014. The company is offering a refund.

According to a release by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), reported incidents of dehumidifiers overheating increased by nearly 400% since the initial recall, from 119 reports to 471 reports. The number of fires associated with these dehumidifiers increased from 46 to 121 reports. Property damage reports have more than doubled from $2.15 million to nearly $4.5 million since the original recall.

Consumers may have purchased one of these dehumidifiers for $110-$400 from January 2005 through August 2013 at these retailers: AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart or other stores across the United States and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com.

These dehumidifiers vary in appearance and color. They are made of 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. Consumers need to locate the model number and date code on a sticker affixed to the exterior of the dehumidifier and use that information to check the chart of recalled dehumidifiers below.

Consumers should stop using the dehumidifier immediately, turn it off and unplug it.

To receive a refund, contact Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 or visit www.greedehumidifierrecall.com for more information.

 

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
407.5230121 30-pint 2012-04 through 2012-09
407.5250121 50-pint 2012-04 through 2012-09
407.5270121 70-pint 2012-04 through 2012-09
407.5270221 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

 

If you use a dehumidifier in your home or business, it is imperative that you check if it is included in this recall. About 2.5 million dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances, of China, and sold in the United States under more than a dozen brand names are recalled after hundreds of reports of the units overheating and in many cases resulting in fires that caused significant property damage. In addition, another 55,000 of these dehumidifiers are recalled in Canada. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Affected by the recall are…

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