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GE Recalls Midea Dehumidifiers

Elissa Russell3 years ago

General Electric (GE) has issued a voluntary recall for roughly 15,500 units of its Midea dehumidifiers. Customers are urged to stop using the recalled dehumidifiers immediately.

About the GE Dehumidifier Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that GE has issued a recall on its Midea dehumidifiers, citing a potential fire hazard.

A component in the dehumidifier’s compressor is at risk of short circuiting, which can lead to a fire. So far, there is one report of this occurring, leading to a recall of about 15,500 units.

No other damage or injuries have been reported.

Description of the Recalled Dehumidifiers

  • The recall pertains to 30-pint portable GE brand dehumidifiers.
  • The dehumidifiers are white plastic and measure about 19 inches tall, 13 inches wide and 9 inches deep.
  • The model number of the recalled dehumidifiers is ADKW30LN. The serial numbers in question are AT1, DT1, FT1 or GT1.
  • The recalled dehumidifiers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from March 2010 to December 2010 for about $170.

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