Massive number of dehumidifiers recalled due to fire risk in Mississauga, Brampton and Ontario

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Published August 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

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A number of dehumidifiers that were sold in Canada, including Ontario, are now being recalled due to a fire risk.

The recall involves various AeonAir, Danby (Danby Premiere, Danby Generations, Danby Classic, Danby ArcticAire), and De’Longhi brand dehumidifiers. 

According to Health Canada, the dehumidifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

As of July 14, 2021, the company has received two reports of incidents in Canada that resulted in fire and/or smoke damage to property. No incidents of injury were reported in Canada.

Up to 413,915 units of the affected product were sold in Canada between 2009 and 2017.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the dehumidifier, unplug the unit, and contact manufacturer New Widetech Industries Co. Ltd., for a refund. The manufacturer can be contacted via their toll free number at 877-251-1512 or via their website.

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