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Expanded Recall - Gree Manufactured Dehumidifiers

Web posted on January 31, 2014

This recall involves various dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. and sold under the brand names Danby, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree and Premiere.

Recalled model numbers are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier.

The model number is 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 48 and 61 centimetres tall, 33 and 38 centimetres wide, and 23 and 28 centimetres deep.

Dehumidifiers affected by this recall:
BrandModel NumberCapacity
DanbyDDR301130-pint
DanbyDDR451145-pint
DanbyDDR651160-pint
Fellini13-0603050-pint
Fellini13-0603170-pint
FrigidaireFDF50S150-pint
FrigidaireFDF70S170-pint
Frigidaire FDL30R130-pint
FrigidaireFDL50R150-pint
GEAHH40LL40-pint
GreeGDNE40AEBA1A8A40-pint
GreeGDNE65AFBA1A8A65-pint
GreeGDNE30AEBA1A8A30-pint
GreeGDNE50AFBA1A8A50-pint
GreeGDN20AH-K4EAB1A20-pint
GreeGDN30AH-A4EBB1A30-pint
GreeGDN40AH-A4EBB1A40-pint
Gree13-0609030-pint
Gree13-0609145-pint
Gree13-0609250-pint
Gree13-0609370-pint
PremiereDDR30P30-pint
PremiereDDR45P45-pint
PremiereDDR65CHP65-pint

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke or catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Gree Electric Appliances is aware of 446 incidents of dehumidifiers overheating, smoking, or catching fire in the United States. Of those incidents, 101 involved reported fires.

There have been three Canadian reports of overheating and no Canadian reports of injuries related to the use of these dehumidifiers.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these dehumidifiers.

The recalled dehumidifiers were sold between August 2008 and August 2013 in Canada and between January 2005 and August 2013 in the United States.

Approximately 55,251 recalled dehumidifiers were sold across Canada by Danby, Sunrise, Frigidaire, and MC Commercial Inc. Approximately 2,565,000 recalled dehumidifiers were distributed in the United States.

Manufactured in China.
ManufacturerDistributor
Gree Electric Appliances, Inc.
Guandong
CHINA
Sunrise
St-Mathieu de Beloeil
Quebec
CANADA
Danby Product Ltd.
Guelph
CANADA
Frigidaire
Mississauga
CANADA
MC Commerical Inc.
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

Consumers should stop using the recalled dehumidifiers immediately. Consumers are to call the recall service provider, Stericycle, at 1-866-853-2802 or go to Gree Dehumidifier Recall website for a refund.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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