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GE Recalls 198,000 Dehumidifiers

4:38 PM, Jan 12, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Eight reports of fires have lead manufacturers to call back 198,000 dehumidifiers.

The recall impacts GE and Professional Series brand dehumidifiers.


The compressors can short circuit and pose a fire hazard. This involves 30 and 40 pint dehumidifiers. They are white with a front loading bucket.

The devices were sold at Home Depot, Walmart and Sam's Club.

For a free repair, don't return the dehumidifier to the retailer. Call the manufacturer, Midea, at (877) 593-8721.

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