The Electrical Safety Authority reports of a recall involving certain Whirlpool branded dehumidifiers. An electrical failure in the dehumidifier’s circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
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The manufacturer (Kelon) has received seven reports of dehumidifier electrical failures that resulted in fires, smoke damage and minor property damage.
220,000 recalled dehumidifiers were sold by Canadian Tire stores across Canada from August 2007 through January 2011.
Corrective Action:Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers, unplug the unit, inform all users of the dehumidifier about the risk of fire and contact Kelon to verify if their dehumidifier is included in the recall. If the dehumidifier is included in the recall, Kelon will coordinate a repair with the consumer. Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the retailer where purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kelon toll-free at 1-800-660-0476 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.kelonrepair.ca/.