Manufacturer: GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd
Product: GE Brand Dehumidifiers
Hazard: A component in the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
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.
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)
Sold At: Walmart stores nationwide from March 2010 to December 2010 for about $170.
Units: About 15,500
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.