380,000 dehumidifiers recalled in Canada for fire risk – .

380,000 dehumidifiers recalled in Canada for fire risk – .

Some 380,000 dehumidifiers sold under various brands are being recalled in Canada due to risk of overheating and fire.
Health Canada and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall involving more than two million devices.

All of the affected models were made by a company called New Widetech, but were sold under different brands, including:

  • AeonAir.
  • Amana.
  • ArcticAire.
  • Classic.
  • Commercial refrigeration.
  • Danby.
  • Designer Danby.
  • Danby First.
  • De’Longhi.
  • Edgestar.
  • Friedrich.
  • Generations.
  • Haier.
  • Honeywell.
  • JMATEK/AirTek.
  • Idyll.
  • Ivation.
  • looks perfect.
  • SuperClim.
  • Tourbillon.
  • Why.

Sizes vary between 25 and 74 pints. They were sold at retailers such as Lowe’s, Walmart, and Costco between February 2009 and August 2017 for between $ 120 and $ 430.

“Consumers should stop using dehumidifiers immediately and contact New Widetech for a refund. The refund amount will be prorated based on the age of the dehumidifier, ”the company said, adding that consumers with affected models are encouraged to contact them.

The brand name, model number and pint capacity are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. A complete list of the recalled models is available here.

The company said it was aware of 107 incidents of the recalled dehumidifiers overheating and / or burning, resulting in property damage of approximately $ 17 million. No injuries were reported.

About two million units were sold in the United States. Some 380,000 are in Canada and 25,000 in Mexico.


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