Faulty dehumidifier recalled
USA: A GE brand dehumidifier has been recalled after it was found that the compressor could short-circuit and create a fire hazard.
The dehumidifier, made by Chinese manufacturer GD Midea, was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the USA between March 2010 and December 2010.
The recall was actioned after Midea and GE received a report of a fire contained within the dehumidifier unit. No other property damage or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves 30 pint portable GE brand dehumidifiers, model number ADKW30LN with serial numbers beginning AT1, DT1, FT1 or GT1. Around 15,500 units are thought to be affected, manufactured from January 2010 through April 2010.
Consumers are told to immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers, unplug them and contact Midea for instructions on returning their recalled dehumidifier for a free repair.
Contact Midea toll-free at (855) 861-2799 from 8am to 5pm 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.