GE-Brand Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Risk
Gree is expanding a previous recall to include approximately 350,000 GE-brand dehumidifiers. Gree recalled 2.2 million dehumidifiers in September 2013 due to a serious fire and burn risk.
The recalled dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.
This expanded recall involves 30, 40, 50, 65-pint dehumidifiers with the GE brand name. The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. The dehumidifiers are light gray plastic and measure between 19 and 23 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.
To date, Gree has received 16 reports of incidents with the recalled GE-brand dehumidifiers, including 11 reports of overheating with no property damage beyond the units, and 5 reports of fires beyond the units which were associated with about $430,000 reported in property damage. This is in addition to more than 71 fires and $2,725,000 in property damage reported with other brands of Gree-manufactured dehumidifiers affected by the previous recall.
The recalled GE dehumidifiers were sold at Sam's Club, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online from April 2008 through December 2011.
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund.
For more information on this recall, contact Gree toll-free at 866-853-2802.