Recall issued for dehumidifiers due to fire risk


NATIONWIDE (AP): The Consumer Product Safety Commission says about 2 million dehumidifiers made by New Widetech are being recalled in the U.S. because they can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

The recall also includes about 380,000 dehumidifiers in Canada and about 25,000 in Mexico.

The recalled dehumidifiers were sold at Lowe’s, Walmart, and other retailers from February 2009 through August 2017. Some of the brand names include Amana, Danby, De’Longhi, Honeywell, and Whirlpool.

New Widetech is aware of 107 incidents of the recalled dehumidifiers overheating and/or catching fire, resulting in about $17 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

For more information on the recall, including the models impacted and how to get a refund, click here.


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