Product Recall Information
Midea Recalls Certain GE Brand Dehumidifiers (2006–2008 models)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. (Midea) have announced a recall of 198,000 GE and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers manufactured by Midea from November 2006 through August 2007 (GE brand units), and during April 2008 (Professional Series brand units). These dehumidifiers are white 30-pint and 40-pint portable units with a front-loading water bucket and digital controls located on top. To see if your dehumidifier is included in the recall, check the list of recalled models below for your model and serial number, or call the Midea Recall Hotline. You may also visit Midea's recall website at www.recallverification.com.
Brand Model Numbers Must Begin With Serial Numbers Must Begin With GE AHK30LK, AHW30LK, AHM30LK, AHK40LK, AHH40LK, or AHM40LK VL1, ZL1, AM1, DM1, FM1, GM1, HM1, LM1, MM1, RM1 CEM "Professional Series" PS78303 from C101023360108414100001 to C101023360108415103037
This voluntary recall is due to the potential for a component in the dehumidifier's compressor to short circuit, posing a fire hazard. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY STOP USING A RECALLED DEHUMIDIFIER. If you do have a recalled dehumidifier, you can return your product to an authorized service center for a free repair. You should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the place of purchase. Call the Midea Recall Hotline or visit their website for more information.
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.
The model and serial numbers are important, as not all dehumidifiers are included in the recall. Look at the back of your dehumidifier to find the model and serial number.
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which will also monitor the effectiveness of the recall program.
Midea Recall Hotline
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET.
Before calling, have the model and serial numbers on hand.