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WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and more than $2 million in property damage.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. They were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances and carried the brand names of Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

The dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported. 

They were sold nationwide at major retailers including Home Depot, Kmart and Lowe's between January 2005 and August of this year. 

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree at 866-853-2802 for a refund.

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The following is from the CPSC.gov's website: 

 

Units

About 2.2 million in the United States and 52,500 in Canada

Description

This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.  Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep. 

 

Danby or Premiere

Model number

Capacity

Date code range   

DDR3011

30-pint

All units

DDR30P

30-pint

All units

DDR4511

45-pint

All units

DDR45P        

45-pint            

All units

DDR6511      

65-pint

All units

DDR65CHP  

65-pint            

All units

De'Longhi or SuperClima

Model number          

Capacity        

Date code range

DDSE30 

30-pint 

All units

DDSE40

40-pint

All units

DG50 

50-pint

All units

Fedders

Model number

Capacity        

Date code range

FEDH-MAH030-C15

30-pint            

All units

FEDH-MAH070-C15

70-pint

All units

Fellini

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

13-06030        

50-pint

All units

13-06031        

70-pint            

All units

Frigidaire

Model number

Pint capacity

Date code range

FDB30R1

30-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDB50R1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDB70R1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDD25S1

25-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDF50S1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDF70S1

70-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDL30R1

30-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDL50R1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL50S1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL70R1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL70S1

70-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDM30R1

30-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

FDR30S1

30-pint            

01/07 through 09/08

Gree

Model number  

Capacity        

Date code range   

13-06090        

30-pint            

All units

13-06091        

45-pint

All units

13-06092        

50-pint            

All units

13-06093        

70-pint            

All units

GDN20AH-K4EAB1A

20-pint            

All units

GDN20AH-K5EBB3A

20-pint            

All units

GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

30-pint

All units

GDN30AH-A4EBB1A

30-pint

All units

GDN40AH-A4EBB1A

40-pint            

All units

GDN45AH-A3EBB2A

45-pint            

All units

GDN50AF-A3EBA8A

50-pint            

All units 

GDN50AF-A3EBA8B

50-pint            

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBA8A

70-pint            

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBB3A

70-pint

All units

GDN70AI-A3EBB2A           

70-pint            

All units

GDNE30AEBA1A8A           

30-pint            

All units

GDNE40AEBA1A8A

40-Pint           

All units

GDNE50AFBA1A8A           

50-pint

All units

GDNE65AFBA1A8A

65-pint

All units

Kenmore

Model number

Capacity        

Date code range        

407.52301210

30-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52501210

50-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52701210

70-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52702210

70-pint            

2012-04 through 2012-08

Norpole

Model number

Capacity        

Date code range

NPDH30PG

30-pint            

All units

Seabreeze

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DH450S

50-pint            

All units

DH470S

70-pint

All units

SoleusAir

Model Number

Capacity        

Date code range

CFM-25E

25-pint            

All units

CFM-40E

40-pint

All units

DP1-50-03A  

50-pint            

032610

GL-DEH-30-1           

30-pint

1211 through 0612     

GL-DEH-45-2           

45-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-50-2L2

50-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-50-2Q2

50-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-70-2S2

70-pint            

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-70P-2S2

70-pint

0112 through 0612

GM-DEH-30M-1L2

30-pint

010512 through 061412

GM-DEH-30M-1R2

30-pint            

010512 through 061412

GM-DEH-45-1

45-pint

122511 through 062112

GM-DEH-70-1S2

70-pint

010512 through 062112

SG-DEH-25-4

25-pint

032711 through 081712

SG-DEH-30-2

30-pint

032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-30B-1

30-pint

011210 through 041310

SG-DEH-30M-1

30-pint

010510 through 071512

SG-DEH-30M-1A

30-pint

121510 through 111011

SG-DEH-30M-1L2

30-pint

010510 through 071512

SG-DEH-30M-1R2

30-pint            

010510 through 071512

SG-DEH-45-1

45-pint            

010610 through 071512

SG-DEH-45-1A

45-pint

121510 through 111011

SG-DEH-45-2

45-pint            

032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-50-2

50-pint

010712 through 010712

SG-DEH-70-1

70-pint            

010610 through 071512

SG-DEH-70-1A

70-pint            

121510 through 111011

SG-DEH-70-2

70-pint

032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-70-2S2

70-pint

032711 through 050712

Incidents/Injuries

The firms have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported. 

Remedy

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a full refund.

Sold at

AAFESHH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe's, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam's Club, Sears and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.

Importer

Airwell of France; CNA of Wood Dale, Ill.; Danby of Ontario, Canada;  De'Longhi of Italy; Frigidaire, of Charlotte, N.C.; Gree USA Sales Ltd. of City of Industry, Calif.; IRP of Pineville, N.C.; MJC America Ltd. dba Soleus International Inc. of Walnut, Calif.; and Sunrise of Quebec, Canada.

Manufacturer

Gree Electric Appliances, of China

Manufactured in

China


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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