Dehumidifiers sold under several well-known appliance brand names are being recalled because they may catch fire.
According to an advisory from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), manufacturing firm New Widetech, which built a wide variety of dehumidifiers sold under brand names Honeywell and Amana, among many other well-known household brand names, reports 107 known incidents where the dehumidifiers either overheated or caught fire. While the company reports no known injuries, the incidents have cost about $17 million in property damages.
The recalls impact over 2 million dehumidifiers in the United States, 380,000 in Canada, and 25,000 in Mexico. The devices were sold at WalMart, Lowe’s, Costco, and Lowe’s, among other retailers, between 2009 and 2017 for prices between $120 and $430.
Consumers who have purchased these dehumidifiers are asked to stop using them immediately and call New Widetech for a refund: 877-251-1512 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or contact the company online.
Recalls are for the 25-74 pint dehumidifiers sold under the following brands: AeonAir, Amana, ArcticAire (Danby), Classic (Danby / Home Hardware Stores), Commercial Cool, Danby, Danby Designer, Danby Premiere, De’Longhi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Generations (Danby), Haier, Honeywell (JMATEK / AirTek), Idylis, Ivation, perfect aire, SuperClima, Whirlpool, and Whynter.
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