GE Brand Dehumidifiers by Midea Recalled for Repair Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart

A component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit. One fire reported.

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

Recall date: April 29, 2014
Recall number: 14-164
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

GE Brand Dehumidifiers

Hazard:

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

Consumer Contact:

Midea toll-free at (855) 861-2799 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.midea.com/us/ and click on Product Recall Info at the bottom of the page under the Support heading.

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Recall Details

Units

About 15,500

Description

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

ADKW30LN

 

AT1, DT1, FT1 or GT1

2010/01 through 2010/04

(for January 2010 through April 2010)

Incidents/Injuries

Midea and GE have received one report of a fire contained within the dehumidifier unit. No other property damage or injuries have been reported.

Remedy

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. 

Importer

GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky. 

Manufacturer

GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China

Manufactured in

China

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