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GE and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers Recalled

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Washington, DC: GEA Products L.P., of Louisville, Ky., and CEM Global LLC (Professional Series) of China are recalling about 198,000 GE and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers because a component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Midea and GE have received a total of 14 reports of incidents involving smoke and fumes emitting from the unit and eight reports of fires. In six of the reported fire incidents, property damage extended beyond the unit. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves 30-pint and 40-pint portable dehumidifiers manufactured between November 2006 and August 2007, and during April 2008. The dehumidifiers are white with a front-loading water bucket. "GE" or "Professional Series" and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier. Model and serial numbers are located on the back of the dehumidifiers. For a complete list of affected products see the link below.

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Published on Jan-11-11


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