In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Gree has expanded a previously announced dehumidifier recall to include GE brand dehumidifiers. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Gree previously recalled 2.2 million dehumidifiers under 12 other brand names in September 2013.
The expanded recall concerns about 350,000 units in the United States and 2,700 in Canada, including 30-, 40-, 50- and 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.
The GE dehumidifiers were sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $180 and $270.
Gree has received 16 reports of incidents with the recalled GE-brand dehumidifiers, including reports of overheating with no property damage beyond the units, and five reports of fires beyond the units which were associated with property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers are instructed to immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund. A full list of the recalled dehumidifiers by brand, model numbers and date codes can be found on both www.greeusa.com and www.soleusair.com, along with the full recall notice, related pictures on the CPSC site and remedy claim, contact and other information, as well as a recall page on both websites at www.greedehumidifierrecall.com.