Name of product:
Dehumidifiers
nguy hiểm:

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall date:
2, 2016
Recall number:
17-024
Consumer Contact:

GD Midea at 800-600-3055 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.midea.com/us/ and click on Product Recall for more information.  

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following  brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore (Canada), Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl

The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. To determine if your dehumidifier has been recalled, enter the model number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact GD Midea for either a replacement unit or a partial refund. Consumers whose dehumidifiers were manufactured before October 1, 2008 will receive a partial refund, not a replacement. The manufacturing dates can be found on back of units.

Incidents/Injuries:

Midea has received 38 reports of smoke and fire. About $4.8 million property damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Amazon.com, Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013 for between $100 and $300.

Manufacturer(s):

GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Consumer Contact:
  • 800-600-3055
  • www.midea.com/us/

GD Midea at 800-600-3055 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.midea.com/us/

Units:
About 3.4 million (in addition 850,000 were sold in Canada)
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.