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

  Gree Reannounces Dehumidifier Recall Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards;                    More Fires and Property Damage Reported  PR Newswire  WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014  WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.  Recall Summary  Name of Product: Dehumidifiers  Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.  Remedy: Refund  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.  Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gree-Reannounces-Dehumidifier-Recall/  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          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  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  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.  Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.  To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSCor by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.  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