Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of approximately 2 million dehumidifiers nationwide due to burn and fire hazards. The affected dehumidifiers are of different capacities and brands that were sold at various retailers.

According to a press release from the commission, the recall includes several sizes of dehumidifiers bearing the brand names, including 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.

Manufacturer New Widetech is aware of 107 incidents in which recalled dehumidifiers overheated or caught fire, resulting in approximately $17 million in property damage, according to the CPSC. No injuries were reported.

The recalled dehumidifiers hold 25, 30, 35, 45, 50, 60, 65, 70 or 74 pints and were sold at retailers including Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, Menards and others nationwide from February 2009 through August 2017 for between $120 and $430.

Consumers who own these products “should immediately stop using the dehumidifiers and contact New Widetech for a refund,” the statement said.

The refund amount will be pro-rated based on the age of the dehumidifier.