The recall affects the steam humidifiers that have a specific kind of electrode wire with a “D” shaped connector, CPSC said. This kind of connector can become loose and cause the humidifier to overheat while becoming a fire hazard.
The model numbers can be found on a silver label on the bottom corner of the left side of the humidifier.
Here are the brands and models that are involved in the recall:
|AprilAire®||800, 801, 865, 866|
There have been 103 reports of humidifiers involved in the recall overheating. CPSC said that about 10 incidents led to smoking or residential fires which causes a total of more than $10 million in damages.
According to CPSC, the humidifiers were sold online at Amazon.com, Sylvane.com, Supplyhouse.com, Humidifiers.com, and other websites from June 2010 through Jan. 2015 for between $2,000 to $3,500.
If you have one of the recalled items, you should stop using the humidifier and turn it off. Call Research Products to get a free electrode wire repair kit as well as help with setting up an appointment to get a qualified contractor to replace the electrode connector wires. Research Product’s phone number is 888-742-2401. You can call between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
For more information about the recall, you can visit the company’s website.