2 million dehumidifiers recalled over risk of catching fire

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2 million dehumidifiers recalled over risk of catching fire

A manufacturer has recalled 2 million dehumidifiers from a variety of well-known brands over the risk that they could overheat and catch fire.

The company, New Widetech, has 107 reports of its dehumidifiers overheating or worse, and the fires they started have caused about $17 million in damage, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Some injuries have been reported by the officials as a result.

The recall includes numerous models of dehumidifiers from brands including AeonAir, Amana, ArctiAire Classic Commercial Cool, Danby, Danby Designer, Danby Premiere, De'Loghi, Edgestar, Friedrich, Generations Haier, Honeywell Idylis, Ivation, perfect aire, SuperClima, Whirlpool and Whynter.

These were sold at major retailers including Lowe's, Costco, Walmart and Menards between February 2009 & August 2017, priced between $120-430.

The manufactured dehumidifiers were recalled in China.

A complete list of affected model numbers is available on the CPSC website.

Anyone who owns one of the recalled dehumidifiers should stop using it immediately. For a pro-rated refund based on the age of the machine, contact New Widetech by calling 877 251 1512 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET from Monday through Friday - by visiting the company's website.