Were you relieved to learn that your GE-branded dehumidifier wasn’t part of the massive recall of fire-prone units made by Gree Electrics? Yeah, about that. You’re going to have to check that model number again, because 15,000 dehumidifiers from a different manufacturer have been recalled because they might overheat and cause fires, too.
The affected units were an exclusive Walmart model, ADKW30LN, sold under the GE brand name and manufactured by GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment in China. They were sold from approximately March 2010 to December 2010 for around $170.
If you have one of these models in your home, Midea asks that you unplug it immediately and contact them about returning the entire unit to them for repair. Yes, the entire appliance. You can reach the company at 855-861-2799 from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Eastern time, or by clicking the “Recall info” link at the bottom of their website.