Two million ‘branded’ dehumidifiers recalled due to fire hazard – CBS Boston


(CBS) – Around 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled because they can overheat and catch fire.

Dehumidifiers are manufactured by New Widetech and sold under popular brands such as Honeywell and Whirlpool. They were sold at retailers nationwide including Lowe’s, Costco, and Walmart between 2009 and 2017 for between $ 120 and $ 430.

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a list of recalled models.

There have been 107 reports of overheating and / or fire with the recalled humidifiers. This caused around $ 17 million in property damage, but no injuries have yet been reported.

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Some of the recalled dehumidifiers (Image credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Anyone who has a recalled dehumidifier should stop using it immediately. Consumers can contact New Widetech for a refund, which will be prorated based on the age of the dehumidifier.

You can reach New Widetech by phone at 877-251-1512 or online.

Click here to view the full recall notice.

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