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Safety Alert

Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Humidifiers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers

Hazard: The humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing fire and shock hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: September 5, 2018

Units: About 400 (In addition, 70 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Sunlight Supply toll-free at 888-582-2762 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at RMA@sunlightsupply.com or online at www.sunlightsupply.com and click on "Voluntary Recall" for more information.

Description: This recall involves Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers. The recalled humidifiers are black and have the "Ideal-Air" logo printed near the bottom.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled humidifiers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price in the form of store credit.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 5 incidents of the humidifier overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: GreenCoast Hydroponics, Growers House, Hydro Pros, Urban Garden Center, Red Flag Products stores and other gardening stores nationwide from October 2017 through June 2018 for about $500.

Manufacturer: Ningbo Yichao Muffler Science and Technology Co. Ltd., of China

Importer: Sunlight Supply Inc., of Vancouver, Wash., Hawthorne Hydroponics, of Vancouver, Wash., purchased Sunlight Supply's assets on June 4, 2018

Manufactured In: China