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Safety Alert

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: GE Brand Dehumidifiers

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

Remedy: Refund

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.

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