On 2016-11-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Dehumidifiers due to a potential Fire and Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2003 for about $100 to $300.
About 3 million units are involved in this GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China dehumidifiers recall. Instance(s) of property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 10 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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
These items were sold new+ at Amazon.com, Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013 for between $100 and $300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Midea has received 38 reports of smoke and fire. About $4.8 million property damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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