Pictured: A Noveau 16L Electronic Dehumidifier similar to this one was the cause of the blaze that almost destroyed a home in Bader, Hamilton.
Buyers are being urged to return a dodgy dehumidifier model which could overheat and pose a fire risk.
CDB and Mitre 10 are asking people to be on the lookout for the Nouveau 16L electronic dehumidifier which was recalled in 2014 after a fault was discovered.
In a small number of the NH-DB16E models, it was discovered a faulty capacitor could overheat and surrounding plastic may catch alight.
In May, a Hamilton house was almost destroyed after the Nouveau 16L electronic dehumidifier began to spontaneously combust and the fire quickly spread.
The affected dehumidifiers are limited to those purchased in 2013 with the date code 0213 – they were sold at Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 Mega.
Mitre 10 general marketing manager Dave Elliott says those who own the faulty model should stop using it immediately.
“Winter is the time when many dehumidifiers come out of the cupboard and can be left on for a long time, so we are asking home owners to make sure the model they have is safe,” he says.
Contact CDB, the product supplier, on 0800 232 633 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to return the item.
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