If you have this brand of dehumidifiers you need to immediately dispose of it because it will likely cause a huge problem in the future. Or worst burning your entire house.
Apparently, more than two million dehumidifiers sold at such stores as Walmart and Lowe’s have been recalled because they may catch fire.
The manufacturer, New Widetech, has been notified of 107 incidents of the recalled dehumidifiers overheating and/or catching fire, resulting in about $17 million in property damage.
The recalled dehumidifiers can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
According to Consumer Reports tests dehumidifiers:
Though we tested some of the recalled models in the past—they were sold between 2009 and 2017—none are currently in our ratings. The brand names include AeonAir, Amana, ArcticAire, Danby, DeLonghi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Haier, Honeywell, Idylis, Whirlpool, and Whynter, among others.
Details of Dehumidifier Recall:
About 2 million dehumidifiers in the U.S., in addition to 380,000 in Canada and 25,000 in Mexico. The recall involves 25-, 30-, 35-, 45-, 50-, 60-, 65-, 70-, and 74-pint dehumidifiers with brand names including AeonAir, Amana, ArcticAire (Danby), Classic (Danby/Home Hardware Stores), Commercial Cool, Danby, Danby Designer, Danby Premiere, DeLonghi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Generations (Danby), Haier, Honeywell (JMATEK/AirTek), Idylis, Ivation, Perfect Aire, SuperClima, Whirlpool, and Whynter. The brand name, model number, and pint capacity are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier.
.Consumers should stop using the dehumidifiers immediately and contact New Widetech for a refund by calling toll-free at 877-251-1512 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by going online.
The amount of the refund will be pro-rated based on the age of the dehumidifier.
Moreover, the dehumidifiers were sold at Lowe’s, Costco, Walmart, Menards, and other retailers nationwide from February 2009 through August 2017 for $120 to $430.