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The heat and humidity in August not only make nature uncomfortable, but can also make the interior of our homes sticky and uncomfortable. If you’re struggling with humidity year round or seasonally, you can use a dehumidifier to regulate the indoor climate. This is a smart move, but it’s also important to remember that like other home appliances, dehumidifiers require regular maintenance and don’t last forever.

In addition, this week there is the The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of more than two million dehumidifiers sold in the United States. This is how you can find out if your device has been recalled and when to replace it anyway.

Which dehumidifiers are part of the massive recall?

On August 4, 2021, the CPSC has issued a recall for more than two million dehumidifiers (about two million sold in the United States and another 380,000 in Canada and about 25,000 in Mexico) manufactured by a company called New widetechas they can overheat and catch fire, creating a risk of fire and burns.

Even if the manufacturer doesn’t seem familiar, you probably know the brands that sell their dehumidifiers 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 recall affects 25, 30, 35, 45, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 74 pint dehumidifiers sold under these brand names. To see if your device is part of the recall, look at the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier for the brand name, model number and liter capacity. For a full list of model numbers, see on the CPSC website.

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To contact New Widetech for a refund, visit their website, or call Customer Service at 877-251-1512 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm ET.

How often should I replace my dehumidifier?

If your dehumidifier is not part of the recall, it will likely benefit you between five and ten years Mass storage. To ensure your device will last closer to a decade, you need to get regular maintenance. This includes changing the air filter, cleaning the condensation coils and exhaust air grilles as well as emptying and cleaning the water bucket, Notes on mass storage.