2.4 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled


Recalled AeonAir Dehumidifier U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) recalled approximately 2.4 million dehumidifiers as of August, 2021. These dehumidifiers were made by 20 different brands and sold nationwide in stores such as Costco, Lowes, Menards, Walmart, and others. As reported by CBSnews.com, the dehumidifiers sold from February, 2009 to August, 2017. The recall is due to over 100 incidents of products overheating and catching fire.  The Chinese manufacturing company, New Widetech, reports roughly $17 million in property damage and no injuries. Notable brands that are being recalled include: AeonAir, Danby, Friedrich, Honeywell, and Whirlpool. To find out if you…

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2 Recent Fires in DC Homes Highlight Danger of Broken Smoke Detectors


Two homes in DC were burned after fires broke out on Tuesday, June 4th. Both fires broke out in buildings with non-functioning smoke detectors. One woman died from her injuries after being rescued by firefighters, and a dog was found dead after the other fire. These fires demonstrate the danger of having broken or absent smoke alarms in the home. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that households without functioning smoke alarms have double the death rate from fires compared to households with a sufficient amount of working smoke alarms. Here are some tips from the NFPA about how…

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