Barbara's Beat: Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire hazard

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire hazard

  GE Brand Dehumidifiers recalled

Recall Summary
Name of product:
GE Brand Dehumidifiers

A component in the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Recall Details

About 15,500

This recall involves 30-pint portable GE brand dehumidifiers. The dehumidifiers are white plastic and measure about 19 inches tall, 13 inches wide and 9 inches deep with a front-loading water bucket. “GE” and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier. Model, serial and manufacture dates are located on a label on the back of the dehumidifier. The model, serial and manufacture dates included in the recall are:

Model Number Serial Number Begins with: Manufacture Date

AT1, DT1, FT1 or GT1 2010/01 through 2010/04
(for January 2010 through April 2010)
Midea and GE have received one report of a fire contained within the dehumidifier unit. No other property damage or injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers, unplug them and contact Midea for instructions on returning their recalled dehumidifier for a free repair. Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the retailer where purchased. 

Sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from March 2010 to December 2010 for about $170. 

GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky. 

GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China

Manufactured in China

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