The Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with New Widetech of the U.S. says about two million dehumidifiers have been recalled because they can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
The recall involves 25-, 30-, 35-, 45-, 50-, 60-, 65-, 70-, and 74-pint dehumidifiers with 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.
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.
The brand name, model number, and pint capacity are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier, for identification.
The recall also includes about 380,000 dehumidifiers in Canada and about 25,000 in Mexico.