This recall blog has been updated since it was first posted on Sept. 12, 2013.
If you previously checked your dehumidifier to see if it was included in the Gree recall last year, please look again. And if you have not yet checked your dehumidifier, we strongly suggest you do so immediately.
GE-brand dehumidifiers, which were made by Gree Electric Appliances, were added in January 2014 to Gree’s recall of more than 2 million dehumidifiers. Gree has also added more Soleus Air models to the recall and expanded the date codes to include more products.
The firm and CPSC are now aware of the following reports associated with all 13 brands of recalled dehumidifiers:
- 471 overheating or smoking incidents
- 121 fires
- $4.483 million in property damage.
The number of reported overheating incidents increased from 119 to 471 and the number of reported fires increased from 46 to 121 in the 7 months since the recall was first announced in September.
Don’t let this happen to you:
If you have a dehumidifier in your home, check the two recall notices below to see if YOUR dehumidifier is included in the recalls. The recalled brands are:
The specific models are listed here:
If you own one of the recalled products, stop using it and contact Gree for a refund.