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Midea and CPSC announce recall of GE Brand Dehumidifiers due to fire hazard

Recall dehumidifier GE 435x434 Midea and CPSC announce recall of GE Brand Dehumidifiers due to fire hazardAbout 15,500 GE Brand Dehumidifiers are subject to recall by Midea and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled dehumidifiers have been reported to short circuit due to a faulty component, posing a fire hazard.

The 30-pint portable GE brand dehumidifiers included in this recall are made of white plastic and measure about 19 inches tall, 13 inches wide and 9 inches deep with a front-loading water bucket. Located on the top of the product, one can find the “GE” emblem and the dehumidifier’s digital controls. The back of the dehumidifiers feature the mode, serial and manufacture dates.

Included in this recall are the following serial, model and manufacture dates:

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)

The recalled dehumidifiers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide for about $170 from March 2010 to December 2010. The products were manufactured in China.

Midea and GE received information regarding one incident which involved a fire contained within the dehumidifier unit. No further property damage or injuries have been reported to the companies since.

If you have located a GE brand dehumidifier subject to recall in your home, Midea and CPSC urge you to immediately stop using the product and contact Midea. Midea will allow consumers with recalled dehumidifiers to receive a free repair.

For more information on how to receive your free repair, 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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CPSC