Research Products Recalls Steam Humidifiers Due to Fire Hazard
This recall involves Research Products Steam Humidifiers with “D” shaped electrode connector wires sold under the AprilAire, Coleman, Luxaire, Bryant, Carrier, and York brand names. The steam humidifiers are generally installed alongside HVAC equipment but are separate units. The model number can be found on a silver label placed in the bottom left corner on the outside left side panel of the Steam Humidifier. The following model numbers are included in this recall:
- AprilAire® 800, 801, 865, 866
- Carrier® HUMXXSTM3034
- Bryant® HUMXXSTM3034
- York® S1-STEAM 8000T01
- Coleman® S1-STEAM 8000T01
- Luxaire® S1-STEAM 8000T01
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Potential Risks or Issues
The recalled steam humidifiers containing a specific type of electrode wire with a “D” shaped connector can loosen, causing arcing and/or overheating, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Has Anyone Been Injured?
The firm has received 103 reports of the recalled humidifiers overheating, including 10 incidents resulting in smoke or residential fires, totaling more than $10 million in damage.
About the Recall
This recall was initiated by Research Products Corporation due to the potential fire hazard associated with the steam humidifiers. The company has received numerous reports of overheating and incidents resulting in smoke or residential fires.
Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product
The model number of the steam humidifiers can be found on a silver label placed in the bottom left corner on the outside left side panel of the unit.
How Many Units Are Affected?
About 36,200 units of the recalled steam humidifiers are affected by this recall. Additionally, approximately 3,800 units were sold in Canada.
Affected Batch/Date Range
The affected steam humidifiers were sold from June 2010 through January 2015.
Who is the Distributor(s)?
The distributor of the recalled steam humidifiers is Research Products Corporation, based in Madison, Wisconsin.
Places Where Recalled Product was Sold
The recalled steam humidifiers were sold nationwide through HVAC contractors and online at various websites, including Amazon.com, Sylvane.com, Supplyhouse.com, and Humidifiers.com.
Where was This Manufactured?
The recalled steam humidifiers were manufactured in the United States.
Actions for Consumers
Consumers who have purchased the recalled steam humidifiers should immediately stop using and shut off the units. They are advised to contact Research Products to receive a free electrode wire repair kit and assistance with identifying a qualified contractor to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of their electrode connector wires.
Consumers can contact Research Products toll-free at 888-742-2401 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for more information on how to obtain the free electrode wire repair kit and schedule a replacement appointment. Additional information can also be found online at www.rpcrecall.com/steamhumidifier or at www.researchproducts.com by clicking on “Recall Information” at the top of the page.
For additional information about this recall, including pictures of the recalled steam humidifiers and the specific electrode connector wires, consumers can visit the official recall page on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website at www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Research-Products-Recalls-Steam-Humidifiers-Due-to-Fire-Hazard. Consumers in Canada can visit the Health Canada recall page at recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/steam-humidifiers-recalled-due-fire-hazard.
This recall complies with the requirements set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada.
How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?
To protect yourself from the fire hazard associated with the recalled steam humidifiers, it is important to immediately stop using and shut off the units. Contact Research Products to receive a free electrode wire repair kit and schedule a replacement appointment with a qualified contractor.
The recall of the Research Products Steam Humidifiers is necessary to prevent further incidents of overheating and residential fires. Consumers should take immediate action to ensure their safety and the safety of their homes by following the remedy process provided by the manufacturer.