Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Manufactured by New Widetech

New Widetech recall

On August 4, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled two million dehumidifiers manufactured by New Widetech because they can overheat and catch fire. The New Widetech recall includes 380,000 dehumidifiers in Canada and roughly 25,000 in Mexico. 

All subrogation professionals should make note of this recall, especially property adjusters. As a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products. We are seeing an increase in property damage caused by water and fire as a direct result of a defective product. This is why we are trying to work with you to bundle these files to increase the settlement value and decrease your time and operational costs associated with adjusting each claim. In addition, some statutes may affect whether or not a plaintiff can bring a product liability action.

Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls

Our product liability lawyers have experience litigating cases involving hundreds of different products, including industrial machinery, automobiles, and common residential and commercial appliances such as dehumidifiers, sump pumps, space heaters, fire compression systems, and more. This is why it is so important we bring these products to your attention. Doing so, may help establish a product as being defective or of issue. On August 4, 2021, the CPSC reported the following recall:

Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Manufactured by New Widetech Due to Fire Hazard

      • Per the CPSC, the recalled dehumidifiers can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
      • The New Widetech 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. The brand name, model number, and pint capacity are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier.
      • Incidents/Injuries: Manufacturer 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.
      • Sold at: Lowe’s stores, Costco, Walmart, Menards, and other retailers nationwide from February 2009 through August 2017 for between $120.00 and $430.00.