(WBNG Binghamton) GE and Professional Series Brand dehumidifiers are under recall because a component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit and pose a fire hazard.
About 198,000 of the dehumidifiers were sold at stores like Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Home Depot.
The recall involves 30-pint and 40-pint portable dehumidifiers manufactured between November 2006 and August 2007, and during April 2008.
The dehumidifiers are white with a front-loading water bucket.
"GE" or "Professional Series" and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier.
Model and serial numbers are located on the back of the dehumidifiers.
Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:
Brand Model Number Begins With: Serial Number Begins With:
GE AHK30LK, AHW30LK, AHM30LK,
AHK40LK, AHH40LK, AHM40LK VL1, ZL1, AM1, DM1, FM1,
GM1, HM1, LM1, MM1, RM1
CEM "Professional Series"
PS78303 C10102336010841 4100001
to C10102336010841 5103037
You should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers and contact Midea to determine if their product is included in the recall.
Consumers with recalled dehumidifiers will return their product to an authorized service center for a free repair.
Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the place of purchase.
For additional information, contact Midea toll-free at (877) 593-8721 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.recallverification.com