Dangerous dehumidifiers sold at Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, and Menards r

The U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee has announced a recall of over 2 million dehumidifiers on account of incidents of the items overheating and catching fireplace. Whereas no accidents have been reported but, the ensuing fires have induced over $17 million in property damages throughout 107 incidents.

The defective items are made by producer New Widetech, however sold beneath a number of model names and mannequin numbers. These model names embody AeonAir, Amana, ArcticAire (Danby), Basic (Danby / House {Hardware} Shops), Business Cool, Danby, Danby Designer, Danby Premiere, De’Longhi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Generations (Danby), Haier, Honeywell (JMATEK / AirTek), Idylis, Ivation, good aire, SuperClima, Whirlpool, and Whynter.

The precise mannequin quantity and capacities of the affected items are listed on the CPSC’s notice for the recall here. The defective items had been extensively sold at completely different retailers within the U.S. together with at Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, and Menards shops. The faulty items had been on sale from February 2009 to August 2017 at a value vary of between $120 and $430.

The CPSC is advising clients who’ve one of many defective items to cease utilizing it instantly and contact New Widetech for a refund. Nevertheless, the CPSC notes that customers mustn’t count on a full refund of the unique buy value, reasonably they may get a pro-rated refund based mostly on the age of their dehumidifier.

Moreover the two million affected dehumidifiers in the US, about 380,000 faulty items had been sold in Canada, and about 25,000 faulty items had been sold in Mexico.