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GE Zoneline air conditioner and heating units declared a fire hazard in GE recall

General Electric (GE), in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall of nearly 33,000 air conditioner and heating units facing an issue with retaining moisture. According to GE recall notice, the accumulated moisture near the heater may cause the unit to create an electrical ground path and arcing, thus posing a fire hazard. The GE recall only pertains to the GE Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and heating units commonly used in venues like hotels, apartments and commercial spaces. The control panel door should have the GE logo affixed on it. The following ... Read More

Recall of 2.2 million dehumidifiers expanded by about 350,000 after more incidents reported

A recall of an astonishing 2.2 million Gree dehumidifiers has been expanded by another 350,000 after more problems ensue. All of the recalled dehumidifiers deal with issues resulting in overheating, smoke and fire, posing both burn and fire hazards to consumers. The grey plastic GE 30, 40, 50, 65-pint dehumidifiers have the brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date printed along the back of the dehumidifier on a nameplate sticker. Each recalled dehumidifier measure between 19 and 23 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide and 9 and 11 inches deep. Below are the model number affected by ... Read More

Nuclear contractor settles whistleblower allegations for $2.7 million

General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy has agreed to pay the U.S. government $2.7 million to resolve allegations made by a whistleblower under the False Claims Act that the company concealed potentially disastrous flaws in an advanced nuclear reactor it designed and made false statements and claims to federal authorities and agencies about the reactor. General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (GE Hitachi), headquartered in Wilmington, N.C., provides nuclear products and services to the federal government. The company is a jointly owned subsidiary of Fairfield, Conn.-based GE and Hitachi of Tokyo, Japan. According to the U.S. Justice Department, GE Hitachi ... Read More

Internal whistleblowers protected by Dodd-Frank, Massachusetts federal court rules

A federal judge in Massachusetts has ruled that whistleblowers who report fraud and other wrongdoing within their company are protected under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, adding to a growing list of U.S. District Court judges who have made similar rulings. The pro-whistleblower rulings contradict the interpretation of a circuit court ruling earlier this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Massachusetts District Court judge issued an opinion Wednesday that “rejected the argument that Richard Ellington, a former employee of New England Investment and Retirement Group Inc., was ineligible for protection from retaliation under Dodd-Frank because he did not report ... Read More