Expanded Recall: Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. recalls Danby, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree and Premiere Dehumidifiers

Starting date:
January 30, 2014
Posting date:
January 30, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37739

Expansion of September 12, 2013 recall

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Gree Electric Appliances, Inc.

Affected products

Certain model number dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. under the Danby, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree and Premiere brands

Product description

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:
Brand Model Number Capacity
Danby DDR3011 30-pint
Danby DDR4511 45-pint
Danby DDR6511 60-pint
Fellini 13-06030 50-pint
Fellini 13-06031 70-pint
Frigidaire FDF50S1 50-pint
Frigidaire FDF70S1 70-pint
Frigidaire FDL30R1 30-pint
Frigidaire FDL50R1 50-pint
GE AHH40LL 40-pint
Gree GDNE40AEBA1A8A 40-pint
Gree GDNE65AFBA1A8A 65-pint
Gree GDNE30AEBA1A8A 30-pint
Gree GDNE50AFBA1A8A 50-pint
Gree GDN20AH-K4EAB1A 20-pint
Gree GDN30AH-A4EBB1A 30-pint
Gree GDN40AH-A4EBB1A 40-pint
Gree 13-06090 30-pint
Gree 13-06091 45-pint
Gree 13-06092 50-pint
Gree 13-06093 70-pint
Premiere DDR30P 30-pint
Premiere DDR45P 45-pint
Premiere DDR65CHP 65-pint

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.

Time period sold

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

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

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

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What you should do

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.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.