New Widetech is a Chinese manufacturer of Dehumidifiers that are widely sold in Australia by brands such as De’Longhi, Haier who also own Fisher & Paykel and Whirlpool.
On Saturday the US U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled millions of their products claiming that they can overheat and catch fire, they are believed to have been caused over $25 Million dollars’ worth of damage to US homes.
The Chinese Company is also used by several distributors in Australia to manufacture house brand dehumidifiers which are sold in discount retailers.
The recall includes numerous models of dehumidifiers from brands including AeonAir, Amana, ArctiAire (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.
They were sold at major retailers in the USA including Costco who have several Dehumidifiers listed in their Australian stores and online.