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Dehumidifier Recall Expanded

Gree Electrical Appliances of China has expanded its September 2013 recall of more than 2 million dehumidifiers to include an additional 350,000 GE-brand dehumidifiers sold in the U.S. and Canada

The company says that the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Gree says that is has received reports of 16 separate incidents related to the recalled GE dehumidifier units, including 5 reports of fires and about $430,000 in property damage. This is in addition to the more than 71 fires and $2.75 million in property damage associated with previously recalled Gree-manufactured dehumidifiers. There have been no reports of injuries.

The recalled dehumidifiers were sold through Sam’s Club, Walmart and other stores nationwide, and through and, from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $180 and $270.

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Read a complete list of the specific GE-brand dehumidifier models affected by this recall.



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