Canadian Tire dehumidifier recall

On February 24, 2011 dehumidifiers branded Whirlpool and sold exclusively through Canadian Tire retail stores were recalled. These specific units are:

  • 25 pint: AD25USV & AD25GUSW
  • 35 pint: AD35USV & AD35GUSW

What is the danger?

There is an electrical failure in the dehumidifier's circuitry that can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.

Kelon has received seven reports of dehumidifier electrical failures that resulted in fires, smoke damage and minor property damage. However, no injuries have been reported.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these affected dehumidifiers.

You should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers, unplug the unit and contact Kelon to verify if your 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.

For more information, you may contact Kelon toll-free at 1-800-660-0476 or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 220,000 effected units were sold exclusively through Canadian Tire retail stores across Canada. These affected units were sold from From August 2007 through January 2011.

The recalled dehumidifiers were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Guangdong Kelon Air-conditioner Co., Ltd. The importer is Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario.