GE and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers Recalled

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GE and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers are being recalled!

About 198,000 units are being recalled due to a fire hazard caused by the potential short circuiting of a component in the dehumidifier’s compressor.

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.

Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:

Brand: GE

Model Number Begins With: AHK30LK, AHW30LK, AHM30LK,AHK40LK, AHH40LK, and AHM40LK

Serial Number Begins With: VL1, ZL1, AM1, DM1, FM1,
GM1, HM1, LM1, MM1, RM1

Brand: CEM "Professional Series"

Model Number Begins With: PS78303

Serial Number Begins With: from C10102336010841 4100001
to C10102336010841 5103037

The units being recalled were sold at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Menards and other retail stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2009 for between $140 and $180.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers and contact Midea to determine if their product is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled dehumidifiers will return their product to an authorized service center for a free repair. Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the place of purchase.

For additional information, contact Midea toll-free at (877) 593-8721 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.recallverification.com

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