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http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gree-Reannounces-Dehumidifier-Recall/

 

 

 

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.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: May 15, 2014
Recall number: 14-179

 

 

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.

 

 

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

211 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

22511 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

 

 

 

Fire%20Damage1LARGE.jpg

Property damage from fire involving a recalled Gree-manufactured dehumidifier

 

 

 

Photo2DanbyDDR3011LARGE.jpg

Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011

 

 

 

Photo3-PremiereDDR65CHPLARGE.jpg

Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP

 

 

 

 

Photo4-DeLonghiDDSE30LARGE.jpg

De’Longhi dehumidifier model DDSE30

 

 

 

 

Photo5-SuperClimaDG50LARGE.jpg

SuperClima dehumidifier model DG50

 

 

 

 

Photo6-FeddersFEDH-MAH030-C15LARGE.jpg

Fedders dehumidifier model FEDH-MAH030-C15

 

 

 

Photo7-Fellini%2013-0630LARGE.jpg

Fellini dehumidifier model 13-06030

 

 

 

Photo8-FrigidaireFDM30R1LARGE.jpg

Frigidaire dehumidifier model FDM30R1

 

 

 

Photo9-GreeLARGE.jpg

Gree dehumidifier model GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

 

 

 

Photo10-Kenmore407.52301210LARGE.jpg

Kenmore dehumidifier model 407.52301210

 

 

 

 

Photo11-NorpoleLARGE.jpg

Norpole dehumidifier model NPDH30PG

 

 

 

Photo12-SeabreezeLARGE.jpg

Seabreeze dehumidifier model DH450S

 

 

 

Photo13-SoleusAir%20GL-DEH-50-2L2LARGE.j

SoleusAir dehumidifier model GL-DEH-50-2L2

 

 

 

GEdehumidifierADEW30LNLARGE.jpg

GE dehumidifier model ADEW30LN

 

 

 

:wormie2:

John

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That's pretty scary. Especially since many people use them in a basement where they aren't seen. Lots of places sold them too. Wonder when our government is going to crack down on the garbage we import from China.

 

Thanks for all of your recall notices Worm Guy!

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Thanks for listing this! We use one in our house to help with the AC. Ours isn't in the recall (thank you Lord). It looks like the ones listed all contain the water in the unit, I wonder if that's a coincidence, or completely irrelevant.

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