2 million dehumidifiers recalled due to potential fire hazard

About 2 million dehumidifiers made by New Widetech were recalled on Wednesday due to concerns they could overheat and catch fire, according to a notice issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Another 380,000 were recalled in Canada and about 25,000 in Mexico.

According to the advisory, the manufacturer is aware of 107 incidents related to dehumidifiers that either overheated or caught fire. Although the manufacturer received no reports of injuries, the 107 incidents caused approximately $17 million in property damage.

Consumers were urged to contact the manufacturer for a refund and to stop using recalled products.

New Widetech said in a statement that it is “offering consumers with a recalled dehumidifier an appropriate refund commensurate with the age of the dehumidifiers.”

The notice said the products were sold between February 2009 and August 2017 at Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart and Menards, as well as other locations.

The recall involves specific products under the following brands: AeonAir, Amana, ArcticAire, Classic, Commercial Cool, Danby, De’Longhi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Generations, Haier, Honeywell, Idylis, Ivation, perfect aire, SuperClima, Whirlpool and Whynter .

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