Dehumidifiers, kids’ beds make recall list

(WPRI/AP) — Gree Electric Appliances is recalling an additional 350,000 dehumidifiers because of a risk that they could overheat, smoke or catch fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 16 reports involving the humidifiers, including five reports of fires resulting in about $430,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The dehumidifiers are light gray plastic with the GE brand name and come in 30-, 40-, 50- and 65-pint sizes.

They were sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Amazon.com, Ebay.com and other outlets from April 2008 to December 2011 for $180 to $270.

The CPSC says consumers should turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund at 866-853-2802 or http://www.greeusa.com .

Gree recalled 2.2 million dehumidifiers sold under different brands in September 2013.

Model Number Capacity Manufacture Date
ADER30LN 30 pint 1/08 through 12/10(for January 2008 through December 2010)
ADEW30LN 30 pint
AHR30LL 30 pint
AHR30LM 30 pint
AHW30LM 30 pint
ADER40LN 40 pint
AHH40LL 40 pint
AHR40LL 40 pint
AHR40LM 40 pint
ADEH50LN 50 pint
ADER50LN 50 pint
ADEW50LN 50 pint
AHH50LM 50 pint
AHR50LL 50 pint
AHR50LM 50 pint
AHW50LM 50 pint
ADER65LN 65 pint
ADEW65LN 65 pint
AHR65LL 65 pint
AHR65LM 65 pint
AHW65LM 65 pint

 

Ikea Bed Reall

Ikea is also expanding its recall of junior beds that pose a laceration hazard – Dritter and Sniglar Junior beds are also included in this recall.

The metal rod that connects the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use. Ikea has received reports of injury and consumers can contact Ikea for a free repair kit.

 

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