About 2 million dehumidifiers recalled in US, possible fire hazard – News Vibe24

    About 2 million dehumidifiers recalled in US, possible fire hazard - Times of India
    The Consumer Product Safety Committee says about 2 million dehumidifiers made by New Widetech are being recalled in the US because they can overheat and catch fire, causing fire and burn hazards.
    The recall also includes about 380,000 dehumidifiers in Canada and about 25,000 in Mexico.
    New Widetech is aware of 107 cases of overheating and / or ignition of dehumidifiers, resulting in approximately $ 17 million in property damage. No injuries were reported.
    Dehumidifiers were sold to Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, Menards and other US retailers from February 2009 to August 2017 for $ 120 and $ 430.
    The dehumidifiers affected are 25-, 30-, 35-, 45-, 45-, 50-, 60-, 65-, 70- and 74-pint dehumidifiers with brands such as 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, τέλειος αέρας, SuperClima, Whirlpool, and Whynter.
    The brand, model number and pint capacity are printed on the plate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier.
    Consumers should stop using dehumidifiers immediately and contact New Widetech for a refund. The refund amount will be estimated based on the age of the dehumidifier.
    Consumers can contact New Widetech toll free at 877-251-1512 from 8 am to 7 pm

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