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Gree recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; over 2.2 millions units recalled

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – Gree Electric Appliances is recalling 12 brands of dehumidifiers because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. There has been more than $2 million in property damage reported.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

(L) Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011 and (R) Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP are two of the models in this recall.

(L) Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011 and (R) Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP are two of the models in this recall.

Product Information

Name of Product: Dehumidifiers

Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

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.

Property damage from fire involving a recalled dehumidifier.

Property damage from fire involving a recalled dehumidifier.

 

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.

Consumer Contact: Gree toll-free at 866.853.2802 from 8:00am to 8:00pm ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm ET, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

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 $110.00 and $400.00.

Importer: 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

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion 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 30 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,


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