Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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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 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/

Recall Details

Units: About 2.2 million in the United States and 52,500 in Canada

Description: This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, 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


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

13-06093                                 70-pint                         All units

GDN20AH-K4EAB1A           20-pint                         All units

GDN20AH-K5EBB3A            20-pint                         All units

GDN30AE-A3EBA8A            30-pint                         All units

GDN30AH-A4EBB1A            30-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

DP1-50-03A                           50-pint                         032610           

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                         010510 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                         010610 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                         010610 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 firms have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a full refund.

Sold at: AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe's, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam's Club, Sears 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.; 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.

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
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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