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.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe
products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.