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