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Dehumidifiers make our homes comfortable by reducing humidity levels in the warmer months and removing musty smells caused by allergens, mold, and mildew. However, more than 4 million dehumidifiers made by Gree and New Widetech have been recalled over the last several years due to defects that cause them to overheat and catch on fire.

NEW RECALL

More Than Two Million Dehumidifiers Sold at Major Retailers Recalled by New Widetech

On August 4th 2021, more than 2.4 million dehumidifiers sold under 20 well-known brand names were recalled due to the risk that they could overheat and catch fire. The Chinese company New Widetech - that manufactured each product - said they are aware of 107 incidents of the recalled device overheating and/or igniting resulting in roughly $17 million in fire-related damage, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

About two million defective dehumidifiers were sold at big retailers nationwide, such as Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, Menards for between $120 and $430 each. Another over 400,000 dehumidifiers were sold throughout Canada and Mexico.

The recall impacts 25-to-74- pint dehumidifiers including numerous models of respected brand names like AeonAir, Amana, ArctiAire (Danby), Classic (Danby/Home Hardware Stores), Commercial Cool, Danby, Danby Designer, Danby Premiere, De’Longhi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Generations (Danby), Haier, Honeywell (JMATEK/AirTek), Idylis, Ivation, perfect aire, SuperClima, Whirlpool and Whynter.

Dehumidifier Recalls and Devastating Fires

New Widtech’s recent advisory adds to the already extensive list of recalled dehumidifiers. First announced in September 2013, manufacturer Gree recalled approximately 2.5 million units sold under a number of familiar brand names, such as Kenmore, Frigidaire, GE, Danby, Premiere, De’Longhi, SuperClima, Fedders, Fellini, Norpole, Seabreeze, and SoleusAir.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “[t]he dehumidifier can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards to consumers.”

At the time of the most recent recall, the CPSC identified more than 2,000 reported incidents of dehumidifiers overheating, approximately 450 catching and/or causing fires, and causing more than $19 million in property damage.

Approximately 2.5 million units sold in the United States, and about 55,000 units that were sold in Canada, have been recalled. This recall was first announced in September 2013, updated in October 2013, and expanded in January 2014. The recall was updated and re-announced in November of 2016. Yet, even with the extensive, multi-year recall, these units are still being used in homes in the U.S.

These dehumidifiers are manufactured in China were sold in department, home improvement, and online stores. It was common to see them on Amazon or eBay and on the shelves of Home Depot, HH Gregg, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears, Walmart, AAFES, and many others.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission

“This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are 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 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep."

A list of all recalled models between the 2013 and 2021 recall can be found below.

AeonAir

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

RDH30EB
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RDH30EB-1
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RDH45EB
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RDH45EB-1
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RDH60EB
60-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RDH70EB
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RDH70EB-1
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RDH70EDP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
WDH-945EL
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
WDH-945EL-1
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Amana

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

D930M
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D935M
35-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D945E
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D950EP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D965E
65-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D965E-E
65-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D970E-E
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D970EP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D974E
74-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DM70E-E
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

ArcticAire (Danby)

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

ADR30A2G
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
ADR50A2G
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
ADR70A2C
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
ADR70A2G
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Classic (Danby / Home Hardware Stores)

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

3824-527
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
3824-527-1
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Commercial Cool

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

CJ30M
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
CJ35M
35-pint
Before 09/01/2017
CJ50E
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
CJ70E
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
CJ70EP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
CK50E
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Danby

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DDR45A3GDB
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR70A3GDB
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Danby Designer

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DDR60RGDD
60-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Danby Premiere

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DDR25E
25-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR25E-1
25-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR30A1GP
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR30A2GP
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR30E
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR30E-1
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR30E-2
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR45A1GP
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR45A2GP
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR45A3GP
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR45E
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR45E-1
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR5009REE
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR5009REE-1
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR5011
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR5011-1
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR50A1GP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR50A2GP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR6009REE
60-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR6009REE-1
60-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR60A1GP
60-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR60A2GP
60-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR60A3GP
60-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR7009REE
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR7009REE-1
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR70A1GP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDR70A2GP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

De’Longhi

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DD30P
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD40P
40-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD40PCA
40-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD45
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD45E
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD45P
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD45PE
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD50P
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD50PC
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD50PE
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD50PSC
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD50PSCE
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DD70PE
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DDX45PE
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to DDX45PE, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

721 25 900053 P000001 through 721 25 900053 P000549

DDX50PE
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to DDX50PE, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

721 25 900053 P000001 through 721 25 900053 P000549

DDX70PE
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to DDX70PE, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

721 25 900053 P000001 through 721 25 900053 P000549

Edgestar

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DEP500WP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DEP501WP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DEP700WP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
DEP701WP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Friedrich

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

D25ANP
25-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D25BNP
25-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D25D
25-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D25DA
25-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D50AP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D50BP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D50BP-A
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D50D
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D70BP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D70BP-A
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D70AP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D70BP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
D70D
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Generations (Danby)

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

GDR5011BL
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
GDR50A1C
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
GDR50A2C
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Haier

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

HEN70ETFP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
HEN70ETFP-E
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
HM50EP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
HM70EP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Honeywell (JMATEK / AirTek)

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DH45W
45-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to DH45W, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

1501/000001 through 1501/000924

DH50W
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to DH50W, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

1412/000001 through 1412/000850
1501/000001 through 1501/002774
1503/002775 through 1503/005170
1504/005171 through 1504/006546

DH70W
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to DH70W, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

1412/000001 through 1412/001020
1501/000001 through 1501/003798
1503/003799 through 1503/008436
1504/008437 through 1504/012070

Idylis

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

0526011
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
0526051
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Ivation

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

IVADH30PW
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to IVADH30PW, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

E161017011212600001 through E161017011212601218
17010001 through 17011218
17030001 through 17031218

IVADH70PW
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

With respect to IVADH70PW, only units within the following range of serial numbers are being recalled:

16050001 through 16050710
17010001 through 17010712
17030001 through 17030712
17030001 through 17030712

SuperClima

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DW30M
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Whirlpool

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

WDH70EAPW
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Whynter

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

RPD-302W
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RPD-503SP
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
RPD-702WP
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

perfect aire

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

1PED30
30-pint
Before 09/01/2017
1PED50
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
1PED50S
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
1PED70
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
1PEDP50
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
1PEDP70
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017
PADP50
50-pint
Before 09/01/2017
PADP70
70-pint
Before 09/01/2017

Danby or Premiere

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DDR3011
30-pint
All units
DDR30P
30-pint
All units
DDR4511
45-pint
All units
DDR45P
45-pint
All units
DDR6511
65-pint
All units
DDR65CHP
65-pint
All units

De'Longhi or SuperClima

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DDSE30
30-pint
All units
DDSE40
40-pint
All units
DG50
50-pint
All units

Fedders

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

FEDH-MAH030-C15
30-pint
All units
FEDH-MAH070-C15
70-pint
All units

Fellini

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

13-06030
50-pint
All units
13-06031
70-pint
All units

Frigidaire

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

FDB30R1
30-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDB50R1
50-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDB70R1
70-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDD25S1
25-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDF50S1
50-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDF70S1
70-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDL30R1
30-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDL50R1
50-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDL50S1
50-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDL70R1
70-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDL70S1
70-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDM30R1
30-pint
01/07 through 09/08
FDR30S1
30-pint
01/07 through 09/08

GE

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

ADER30LN
30 pint
01/08 through 12/10
ADEW30LN
30 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR30LL
30 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR30LM
30 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHW30LM
30 pint
01/08 through 12/10
ADER40LN
40 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHH40LL
40 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR40LL
40 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR40LM
40 pint
01/08 through 12/10
ADEH50LN
50 pint
01/08 through 12/10
ADER50LN
50 pint
01/08 through 12/10
ADEW50LN
50 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHH50LM
50 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR50LL
50 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR50LM
50 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHW50LM
50 pint
01/08 through 12/10
ADER65LN
65 pint
01/08 through 12/10
ADEW65LN
65 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR65LL
65 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHR65LM
65 pint
01/08 through 12/10
AHW65LM
65 pint
01/08 through 12/10

Gree

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

13-06090
30-pint
All units
13-06091
45-pint
All units
13-06092
50-pint
All units
GDN40AH-A4EBB1A
40-pint
All units
GDN45AH-A3EBB2A
45-pint
All units
GDN50AF-A3EBA8A
50-pint
All units
GDN50AF-A3EBA8B
50-pint
All units
GDN70AF-A3EBA8A
70-pint
All units
GDN70AF-A3EBB3A
70-pint
All units
GDN70AI-A3EBB2A
70-pint
All units
GDNE30AEBA1A8A
30-pint
All units
GDNE40AEBA1A8A
40-Pint
All units
GDNE50AFBA1A8A
50-pint
All units
GDNE65AFBA1A8A
65-pint
All units

Kenmore

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

407.52301210
30-pint
2012-04 through 2012-09
407.52501210
50-pint
2012-04 through 2012-09
407.52701210
70-pint
2012-04 through 2012-09
407.52702210
70-pint
2012-04 through 2012-08

Norpole

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

NPDH30PG
30-pint
All units

Seabreeze

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DH450S
50-pint All units
DH470S
70-pint All units

SoleusAir

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

CFM-25E
25-pint
All units
CFM-40E
40-pint
All units
DP1-30-03
30-pint
All units
DP1-40-03
40-pint
All units
DP1-50-03
50-pint
All units
DP1-50-03A
50-pint
All units
DP1-70-03
70-pint
All units
GL-DEH-30-1
30-pint
1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-45-2
45-pint
1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-50-2L2
50-pint
1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-50-2Q2
50-pint
1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-70-2S2
70-pint
1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-70P-2S2
70-pint
0112 through 0612
GM-DEH-30M-1L2
30-pint
010512 through 061412
GM-DEH-30M-1R2
30-pint
010512 through 061412
GM-DEH-45-1
45-pint
122511 through 062112
GM-DEH-70-1S2
70-pint
010512 through 062112
SG-DEH-25-4
25-pint
032711 through 081712
SG-DEH-30-2
30-pint
032711 through 050712
SG-DEH-30B-1
30-pint
011210 through 041310
SG-DEH-30M-1
30-pint
010210 through 071512
SG-DEH-30M-1A
30-pint
121510 through 111011
SG-DEH-30M-1L2
30-pint
010510 through 071512
SG-DEH-30M-1R2
30-pint
010510 through 071512
SG-DEH-45-1
45-pint
010210 through 071512
SG-DEH-45-1A
45-pint
121510 through 111011
SG-DEH-45-2
45-pint
032711 through 050712
SG-DEH-50-2
50-pint
010712 through 010712
SG-DEH-70-1
70-pint
010210 through 071512
SG-DEH-70-1A
70-pint
121510 through 111011
SG-DEH-70-2
70-pint
032711 through 050712
SG-DEH-70-2S2
70-pint
032711 through 050712

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