Gree Adds 21 Models Of GE Dehumidifiers To Massive, Slow Recall

If you have a GE dehumidifier in your home, time to check the serial number: Gree Electric Appliances has recalled 350,000 dehumidifiers sold between April 2008 and December 2011 because they could potentially overheat and cause a fire. If this recall sounds familiar, it should: Gree already recalled 2.2 million dehumidifiers sold under brand names that you might recognize like De’Longhi, Frigidaire, and Kenmore. Customers have complained to Consumerist that this recall has been slow and crappy.

The biggest complaint that readers have about the recall is that the checks are very, very slow. They complain that their checks still aren’t here four months after sending in their information, and at least one reader’s submission has disappeared entirely.

Once the checks arrive, they’re small and insufficient. Large dehumidifers aren’t cheap–the recalled Gree models cost between $180 and $270. Checks generally don’t cover the entire amount that consumers paid for their appliances, and in many municipalities, consumers have to pay a recycling fee for appliances of this size.

Anyway, check the list of recalled GE models if you have one in your home. If you have any dehumidifiers at all that you’ve bought in the last six years or so, you should probably check the recall list just in case.

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