CPSC: Ideal-Air 175-pint Industrial Grade Humidifiers
On 2018-09-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Ideal-Air 175-pint Industrial Grade Humidifiers due to a potential Fire and Shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2017 for about $500.
About 400 units are involved in this humidifier recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 10 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing fire and shock hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers. The recalled humidifiers are black and have the "Ideal-Air" logo printed near the bottom.
These items were sold new+ at GreenCoast Hydroponics, Growers House, Hydro Pros, Urban Garden Center, Red Flag Products stores and other gardening stores nationwide from October 2017 through June 2018 for about $500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled humidifiers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price in the form of store credit.
Sunlight Supply toll-free at 888-582-2762 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at RMA@sunlightsupply.com or online at www.sunlightsupply.com and click on "Voluntary Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm is aware of 5 incidents of the humidifier overheating. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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